old walls and lost paths
The working title for my October exhibit at Darnell Fine Art
is Old Walls and Lost Paths,
a reference to the time I spent last September painting in Catalonia. I continue to feel strongly the influence of the textures of the ancient buildings and ruins, and the memories of walking in the landscape.
As time passes, though, their influence is more generalized, less specific to the particular place or experience from my residency. The old, time worn surfaces, and overgrown paths in the Catalonia landscape have taken on more metaphoric and universal meanings for me, and I find myself paying more attention to such images here in my own environment.
Almost every exhibit that I've had in the past has been titled some variation of New Work
or Recent Paintings
. For this exhibit I'm pleased to have a more specific idea or theme, which has come naturally out of my experience.
The painting above is Warm Wall
, 42"x36" (oil on panel.)