Saturday, August 28, 2010
Curiouser and curiouser
This is one of seven or eight paintings I did of Haddington Island in British Columbia. I painted it again and again as a stake in the ground to mark my resolve to quit painting "pretty pictures." Not that there's anything wrong with pretty pictures, but it is a wrong goal for me with my work.
Instead, my goal is for every painting to be an opportunity to let curiosity have free reign. To follow what intrigues me and not consider the outcome.
Land, sky, water. How they meet, mingle, ignore, and embrace each other. How they are interesting apart as much as together. I find that even writing about it makes me want to paint it again.