Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fictional art

marsh paintings have been living in my brain all quarter. Ideas of
continuity and interchangeability are motivators. Aesthetically, love
the flow of grass and sky colored water. Small panels will ideally
allow me to swap pieces and expand. Now that its down, I like the top
row and bottom. Middle feels anemic.
I gessoed these with the idea of letting each panel represent a pixel
of marsh color in order to build one big painting later. This would
allow me to focus on brushstroke a d color alone. In mind, sounds
great, but on fabric, I like that thread of real image. The question
remains how much to take away (detail) and how much to add (in depth
of layers and pieces of canvas) in order to give feeling of the scale
of this landscape.

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