The Chimney



There are a number of different ways in which I come up with ideas for paintings. Sometimes I just start painting, and see what comes out. Other times I use one of my photographs for inspiration. Often I will base a painting off of a feeling. Every now and then I do a preliminary sketch.

The Chimney is a painting that was based off of a preliminary sketch. The idea behind it was abstracting the landscape of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, where we recently vacationed. I was watching a concert of Mozart music on PBS while I did the sketch, which also influenced the painting.

I have recently stretched some older abstracts, which had been rolled to be able to move. They have influenced me on a number of decisions, like  brush size, and colors. This painting looks a bit different from anything else I have done, because of the mixing of more recent ways of painting with the influence of my older work.  I quite like it.

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September 16, 2011

Susie @ 11:52 pm #

How cool! I love the way you abstract scenes and come up with paintings like this.

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