Thursday, March 12, 2009

Return from Break with New Resolve

The few days Avery and I spent in DC were a much needed respite from the tenuous bustle of school. The art was wonderful, and overwhelming as I tried to pull all the education from them that I could in the short amount of time we had. Wednesday I returned to my paintings with renewed vigor, pushing and challenging myself further, as proven by my newest work above which is certainly the most removed referentially. I am really proud of this one (as I generally am with whatever I'm currently working on). I feel its more conceptually developed and certainly more mature.

Landscape in Red (Week 2)

Blah... This feels so alien. Mark Rothko, whose works I saw in DC, and whose works I was referencing while beginning this piece, layers color after color to achieve the desired effect, black under white to keep the white from feeling washed out and flat, pink under brown , yellow under blue, these dichotomous colors only very subtly reference each other in the finished work, but keep the colors from becoming flat as many color-feild paintings do. Rothko's works are more that simple color planes interacting with eachother, much more, and I've still much to learn.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, the blue one just takes my breath away. Sure hope we get to see it in person.