Continuing to sketch and paint a series of tiny landscapes, curious to find out what is just beyond these paths? It’s like there’s something in the distance but it is a mystery or a conundrum. So many landscapes this year, all adding up to a mini-series of sorts. Naturally, some turn out better than others! Like I might paint several in a row that just rock and then a slew with questionable gravitational sensibility! I’m sort of all over the map - achieving some interesting color interactions and then just as often docks + fences that look like ladders up to the stars, with baffling perspectives, etc.
I do believe this is a form of riffing, or brainstorming, here’s a post on that and the starting point is the concept of a landscape - abstract and not trying to emulate reality, just the ESSENCE of reality. Here are some of the small works I’ve painted, some in ink, some in gouache. Some on index cards, some on squares of watercolor paper.Read More