I have said many times that my style is gravitating to a very looser style - bordering on semi-abstract and just 3 degrees this side of SLOPPY.
I found a quote today by an artist who sees his paintings taking a road similar to my road - one that may not be travelled by as many as go down other roads but yet a road that brings pleasure to both the artist and the viewers. Not all viewers like "LOOSE" paintings which is why there are many styles of painting. The bottom line --- the painter needs to be comfortable in their process and of course results. In line with that famous saying:
"PAINT A PICTURE AND THEY WILL COME"
Weeeellll it was something like that!!!! :>)
OH yes - the saying by another artist I found today - how easily I forget!!!
Thomas Kitts "When people view my work I want them to see a painting, not a photograph. I want them to experience a surface rife with color, texture, and movement, yet also connect to the reality that gave birth to the art. Up close, I want my surfaces to explode. From a distance, to reassemble back into a whole...................................."
HOLY CRAP!!!! This guy read my mind!!!!!
OK - onward and forward my soldiers.
Today I decided to do a palette knife painting of TREES! YEP - TREES.
As most of you folks know, I love aspen and pine trunks and perhaps I paint too many of them - I also love pears and perhaps I paint too many of these - but you know what they say!!!!! At least I hope you know what they say - because I have no friggin IDEA!!!!
This is just the beginning and I may finish this later - after MY NAP!!!!
12 x 9 on a single sheet of primed canvas done with my trusty palette knife -- MAC!!!!
This being another loose one without any pre-planning or sketching it will fall into the category of "JUST PAINT IT"
Very quickly I knife in some trunks - aspen & pine. You will notice there are 6 trunks - an EVEN number and we all know things should be presented in ODD numbers. Why? I'm told it just looks better which I must say I find ODD!!!! :>)
OK a few more swipes with MAC and it will be time for a cup of 100 calorie no fat yogurt and a NAPPY-POO
A few closeups to hold the interest of my "ATTENTIVE" BUDDIES
Well - until I return - enjoy the remainder of the day and