a blog to follow...more thoughts on photos
I have recently found a new blog to follow, by Nicholas Wilton
, a California abstract artist. I really enjoy both his paintings and his concise comments about them, and relate to a lot of what he says about his process. His blog is especially appropriate to mention now, following my last post and my ruminations about referencing photos. In his recent (Dec. 8) post, Nick posts several pictures of old barns along with related paintings--their imagery distilled to pattern and texture by his abstract vision.
The photo below is one of those I mentioned in my last post--as something I did not actually look it while painting, but which had created a strong visual memory. This morning when I actually found the photos I mentioned in the post, I saw that what I recalled visually was more like a composite of several walls, some with graffiti and other linear elements, and some like this one, where the crumbling texture was most noticeable.