Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Man Show


8x12 oil on panel

Ask Castle Gallery about this painting

A group of women chatting, women on the walls and one gentleman perusing the artwork. Is he waiting for his wife to finish her chat? Is he alone and truly cares about the art? Is he bored? Is he inspired? That is what I want my viewers to decide for themselves.

The more I think about what I wrote on Saturday, about the paintings having that fresh look, (unfinished) the more I realize that is what the public didn't like about the work at that time. They thought it was incomplete and haphazard. The Salon at that time always valued art that had been labored over and was very intense. Monet's sunrise "impression" was like a study and was decried for the most part.
Now many artists embrace that simplicity of stroke and spontaneity as they seek to loosen up and paint their impressions.

2 comments:

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

There is great balance to this composition, and the brush work is great. Love it!

V....Vaughan said...

…..and the PUBLIC enjoys the “unstated”….it lets them participate with their eye in the “impression” of the painting….

I REMEMBER seeing this one in your studio!

I hope you sell it!...v….

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