Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Recent Series




















Stone Boat
enamel on cradled board, 19" x 24"
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I never know for sure where a painting will go.  This started out to be another stone painting, but evolved into a clunky, boat-like shape that I somehow liked and decided to develop.  For me there is something poignant and moving about a boat out of water.  This piece has led to several other works with boat forms, shown below.  Click on the images to enlarge.






















Boating in Tokyo
Enamel on gesso-coated paper, 62" x 72"
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The conventional reading of space in these paintings is often subverted by various means to create a deliberately ambiguous environment.  I'm after an imaginative space, not a literal one.




















The Geometry of Travel
Enamel on cradled board, 19" x 24"
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The Collection of Hours
Enamel on cradled board, 19" x 24"
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3 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think these are fascinating Don. Space within and without the boat! You have some lovely layering of colour there too. This concept of space in paintings is intriguing me also. I am finding that part of my brain is dragging me back to literal all the time. Sometimes the only way I can crack it is to turn the painting upside down (figures and all) and work on it that way.

Ernest Blair said...

I am glad you share my enthusiasm for these prints. They are just awesome that I've picked up along the way.

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Shelley Whiting said...

My favorite is Boating in Tokyo. I love the energy and madness of the brush strokes. Fantastic work.