Sunday, June 21, 2020

New Work: The Light in the World III, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


The Light in the World III, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Saks Galleries, Denver, CO   $6650 framed
It's refreshing to discover a new motif, another theme to explore. Most artists work alone and new, stimulating ideas are welcome. I have done a number of cloud oils and have avoided portraying them accurately. After all, clouds are always in movement so I am free to use whatever parts express them best.

Lately, I've begun a new series of paintings and wanted to do an oil of clouds minimally, with the emphasis on light. The common theme in all of these, "The Light in the World" series paintings is light expressed and diffused throughout the scene, often in an etherial way.

Color rather than composition is primary here and the many combinations have the singular purpose of creating a glow that in every part of the canvas. There were many sessions in the studio with this one but finally, the oil started to come together with each part of the scene contributing to the other.

This oil really has a presence and a life to it now and it will inspire new ideas.

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