Monday, February 27, 2012

I particularly like this painting. I have my reasons, and as an artist, it may or may not make sense to the viewer.
Sometimes I feel the need to understate. Many of my paintings though, are what I would consider complete to most viewers. But its a fine line between enough information, and too much. In this piece, I didn't want to make evident everything with a clarity of definition to the viewer. Rather, I wanted the mood and overall composition to capture the senses. An ocean side cottage? Perhaps an Inn? .. or beach houses. I don't know, and I really don't care. Sailboats in the distance? Yes. That's pretty evident. An ocean of blue and some sandy bluffs or dunes and beach grass. Its a feeling that I want, not a pictorial account and depiction. I could have taken the suggestion thing, even further, but that is for another painting. Maybe at some point, I'll remove all traces of visual identity and just let the eye assemble the image in the mind.
"Seascape with Cottages"
7 1/2 x 11"
acrylic on archival paper
russ potak

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those I meant by implied texture and moodiness I'm in love with. :) It's yummy! (my art professor said that's a correct word for describing paintings!) :D

    Your paintings are inspiring and soul provoking. Keep painting, ML. You're wonderful.