This is Coast
, 54"x36" and just recently finished. My friend Tiit Raid
came over for a studio visit yesterday and he was drawn to this one right away. His appreciation of it seemed just the validation I needed to say to myself, OK, done! (I thought it was, actually, but had not gone so far as to photograph or catalog it.) It is a painting with both high contrast and much subtlety. (The left side of the lower dark panel has a glowing application of gold/raw umber, pushed back under a final layer of the same dark as the rest of the panel--an example of subtlety that may not be obvious in the photo.)
It is always a pleasure to have Tiit over for art talk. I've known him for more than 25 years--he was one of my undergraduate painting teachers back in the early 80s. One of the nice things about living in the same place where you went to college is these kinds of long standing relationships (I have several) in which teachers evolve into friends and colleagues.