Thursday, May 27, 2010

Harrington Lagoon

5/27/10 "Harrington Lagoon", 10" x 12", Oil
This painting is a re-do of a smaller plein air piece.  I've often thought that painting from a sketch is difficult  because it has already been abstracted, and painting to me is largely a process of abstraction and simplification.  So I am trying to abstract from an abstraction.  The original, however not quite right it is in composition, color or value, always contains some element of freshness of the moment that is almost impossible to recapture, so its necessary to think of the new painting as different and introduce elements of difference.  I am still working out to to do this successfully.

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