Saturday, April 25, 2009

Quote it

Another Study for Hope, 2009. oil on panel 10 x 12. sold.

"The more I see contemporary painting distrust feeling, the more feeling I put into my painting."

-Carl Plansky b.1951

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Done and Undone

Unsettled Weather, 2009. oil on canvas, 24 x 28 sold

Here is painting that I thought was finished, and then I changed it suddenly at the very end. I don't know why paintings are like that some times, but they demand to be changed. I will think they are done and that the solution to the problem of the painting has been finalized, and I leave it on the easel for the night. Usually I am satisfied with what I have done when I leave, but when I come back I know immediately that something needs to be changed.

The tough part is that the changes have to be consistent with the original idea that I had for the painting or I will ruin it. This painting was rather quick to fix, but there have been times that it has taken me months to fix a painting depending on what the problem with the painting demands. It is all about making effective paintings.