Saturday, December 7, 2013

Painting: Barn Study I

I've been experimenting in the studio with incorporating my process onto the canvas. For example, several pieecs (including Evolution of a Magpie) have their pallets right on the painting. This barn study, based on an old farm nearby, includes all of the extra brush strokes I used to clean my brush. Usually, these extra brush strokes and paint are either off the canvas, or covered up! I think these abstract strokes, alongside the representational barn, are an interesting and dynamic combination. But these "process pieces" have only just begun, with many more underway...

Barn Study I, Oil on canvas, November 2013, 32"x32"