Sunday, December 7, 2008
A sketch of the house at the Olive Grove. Kind of a soft, sunny day, a lot of different greens. I'm really trying to work looser and freer with my brush. It's a constant struggle between representation and abstraction.
As it turns out a "loose" painting is not a result of purely intuitive wielding of the brush, but of carefully controlled strokes which require my analytical side of the brain to be fully engaged. As much, if not more, than if I were painting "realistically". It's such a difficult thing to pull off.
Ooh! ooh! I just had an idea! Back to the canvas!
Posted by Terry at 11:06 AM