I have worked on integrating the landscape and the figure for several years now, I feel the compelling need to make them become one and the same; yet still unique and identifiable. I am not sure if the effort here is to show how we become our own landscape or if our landscape forms us, but somehow I know it is important to paint it. I have waffled between the two ideas and yesterday saw a small video(http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/life-universe-most-astounding-fact-neil.html), which gave me yet another and very new meaning for my work. A scientist, Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of Time Magazine:”What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?”
Here is the latest piece…I am trying to work with more than the solitary figure, just to push myself further and to move to the outer-limits of my comfort zone…
WallFlowers: The Agreement 40 x 40 inches. There is something that I love about the roughness of this painting, I may leave it as it is or I might tweak it a bit more. (I am throwing in the black and white of the painting to show the values more clearly. I do this with every piece I paint when I am near the end of the painting. I can always see the trouble spots in black and white as usually the values will be the culprit of a problem for me. I am excited by the integration of the values in this piece.)
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