Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 44 + look inside paint shop

So, I'm feeling a sense that this piece is done and rather than making any significant additions I'll only pick out some spots to amplify.  When I say "amplify" I mean I'll look to place some darks here and there for contrast and therefore depth.  I was hoping to hang it in my living room at least for a time.

What do I see here?  Some Maxfield Parrish, some movement/motion, an ungrounded perspective, something soft and lush but mostly a struggle for balance and security in space, a land with a bit of disorientation.  I wonder if the early and subsequently regarded impressionist painters sensed some upheaval in their personal worlds or the broader community when they developed their work?  Were they responding with their painterly skills to something in addition to light?  In my case I can't really identify the deep source or inspiration for this piece, if there was such a thing, but it does strike me that the space we inhabit is being altered all the time and adaptation, action or rebellion flow from change.  So, it's a philosophical piece!  Beautiful, too, I hope!

That's me at work.  Camera mounted on a tripod and the timer set.


Jody Noelle Coughlin said...

Very beautiful!

Robert Mace Bent said...

Almost done with it I think Jody..thanks!!