Thursday, March 8, 2012

Transformative Winter

The new study is a mostly submerged autumn leaf in ice positioned next to a dead tree. The challenge is the ice, of course, but I also realized that this is a painting of all organic materials. I still have some work to do (I can never leave a detail well enough alone), but very nearly finished.

I think that the juxtaposition of my earlier work with the organic components of this new direction will be quite interesting. Fine china, silks, to dead wood and ice! It would seem that we now live in a log cabin wearing natural fiber clothing and dried flower arrangements, but reality couldn't be further from the truth. Instead, I'm allowing my artistic eye to be drawn to something more earthy and earthbound these days. I need to follow it through and see where it takes me.