Simon - so Paul Nash - desolate waste lands and all that.. totally intriguing. I love it.
Simon,Great work. I particularly like the muted harmony of this piece. It's a cracker!
Thanks Sheila, yes I really liked the simple form, kinda simple zen brushstrokes.
Keith, good to have you back, your recent work is pretty impressive, yes lots of muted harmony.
WOW Simon.Just discovered you via Sheila's blog.You are one very amaaaazing painter.You are where I am striving to be in dealing with all the "stuff" in nature.I was watching an interview with Wolf Kahn last night. Among the few little windows into his philosophy as an artist he said, "I want to get away from intent and deliberateness, and just let things happen." I have rare moments where that occurs, when painting on-site. No wonder Bonnard disliked working from "la motif."
Hi William thanks for the great comments, your drawings are pretty damn good. Regarding leaving the painting to decide what it wants to be, I find I know when I am painting well as my mind is miles away, general rerunning an argument I had 10 years ago. I said this to an engineer friend of mine and he completely didn't get it "how can you do something good if you dont really concentrate?" I suppose its letting the subconscious take over. I often do a series of completely non considered brush strokes, just to open up new possibilities in the painting.
When I do that I end up in a deep psychological trauma, laugh out loud - or not as the case may be. No, seriously, it often gets far too personal and I feel as if I'm on the Oprah Winfrey show for artists.
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