Thursday, December 6, 2012
More from "Productive November"!
The oil portrait might have something going for it, I'm not sure. This is how it looked about two weeks ago; I've made revisions since. Although it isn't as loose as I might like, I've obviously taken license with color and line to fracture some of the reality....the structural, material reality...in an effort to plumb myself in the dynamic and capture something ephemeral. In my mind more important, more significant, more elusive, more satisfying than a life-like rendering. More satisfying? Well, maybe my satisfaction is in trying to obtain the short-lived experience and making it last.......which isn't all that different than what the representational realist has in mind but I want to remember how I felt, my emotion, my awareness. That seems much more "active" if you will.