Saturday, October 23, 2010
Putting the Old Painting to Rest
I remember doing this painting.I would come home every night after an evening of hanging out with my friends, and sit and paint until I was tired enough to go to sleep. I had a much better work habit back then then I do now. In fact I was obsessive. But I had very little other responsibilities as well.
I spent a lot of time looking at art. I made regular trips to the Philadelphia Art Museum and also took out every book our small town library had on art. I can see the influence of Henri Rousseau in this painting (partly because I remember discovering him at this time) in the figure. I also recognize my present day fascination with clouds, trees and plant life. The only image absent is a rock. But I do know my obsession with rocks was in full gear back then as well.
Labels: Art Thought