Monday, March 26, 2012

I still like this one

After a long trip I have the opportunity to look at my previous paintings in a fresh and new way. My friends give me grief for being overly harsh in my judgments, but I think that distance plus time equals an open mind. Travel has allowed me to become detached from the feeling I sometimes have that I MUST to love my work and allows me the freedom to see them as if they weren't mine at all. I think you understand what I mean.

All of that to say: I still like this one.

It fits in with my recent sketchbook sensibility of the long road and could fold nicely into a new series of pieces I am contemplating about roads and where they lead.

Slowly but surely I have made my way through the transition of traveling to being home. I've done loads of laundry, filled my empty refrigerator and pantry with good food, and put away my art supplies. Today, I even painted!

Do you like Keith Jarrett? I do. And I still like this piece, too. Hope you do.


Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

Welcome back!

"distance plus time equals an open mind' - love this -says so much

So enjoyed your travelogue-will be interesting to follow you down this new road of possibilities. And i like that painting too!

SamArtDog said...

This painting has always been one of my faves. I think I remember you also did some similar ones but in different colors. Good series, but I liked this one the best. I'm nuts for green and gold.

Glad to hear you're back in the studio. I'm sure it missed you.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Jan! It took me a while to figure out the equation as it made most sense to me. Sounds like it might mean something to you, too. You have an exciting new road ahead! I'll be watching!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam! You have a good memory! There are plenty of paintings I do NOT like anymore, but this is one of the good ones. Oh, what fun to be back in the studio!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful reflections. I haven't heard the song you chose before, love it!

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Yep, it's a good one! Welcome home! Isn't it lovely and blossomy and limey and pink and neutral out (here in the Pacific Northwest)? What a perfect cusp of beauty!