another new painting
I'm all set to take this painting to Circa Gallery
in Minneapolis tomorrow. It is called Pisces
, oil on panel, 64"x30" on five panels.
I'm drawn to bodies of water of all kinds, for calming and reflective moments, and this painting evokes that feeling for me. I started the center panel while making my own small water garden in the yard this summer.
You can click on the photo for a larger version, and see a bit more detail. As with most of my images, there is a lot more visual texture and nuance than what shows up on the computer screen. My technique involves layers of paint mixed with wax, followed by scraping, scrubbing with wire bristles, washing out with solvents, and all sorts of other assaults on the paint surface. It seems a bit ironic that from my rather aggressive moves with paint materials comes, in the end, a sense of harmony and quiet.