new small painting
This 10"x10" painting came together today, and although it is untitled, it fits in with others that I think of as abstracted landscapes because of the suggestion of horizon line. I enjoy the play between the flat picture plane and the feeling of the deep space of landscape.
As an abstract painter I dance around with the amount of recognizable content or subject matter in my work. Generally I welcome hints and traces of subjects when they make their appearance, as guides in the development of the painting, but I like to keep them subtle, fluid, and open to interpretation.
Diane McGregor has a few thoughts on the relationship between abstraction and the landscape (and narrative ideas concerning landscape) on her blog, Working Space.
I found myself thinking of her words as I painted today.