Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Main Street, Greenfield

This is complete, finally!! I've painted and re-painted, over painted, under painted and stared at this long enough. I actually like it at this point, having altered every aspect and plane of the thing at least six times, changed shades of blue from ultramarine to cerulean to Prussian to mixes of each. It sort of represents a place where one confronts alternatives, choices; you really have to do that alone and it looks like "alone" to me. I wonder, right now, if I've painted any alternatives that aren't immediately apparent?
It measures 12" x 12" and is oil over acrylic. This original is based on a sketch I did some time ago which appears in an earlier post. I think I'll do a series of views of Greenfield's Main Street but use a larger format....maybe 20" x 30".


Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how you work, work and rework a painting? I like this.It almost has an innocence to it and a familiarity.

Anonymous said...

Innocence? Ya, I can see that because it seems open to anything, to disclosure; it has a soft maybe rounded quality, not edgy, naive in its structure, isolated point of view.