Friday, September 4, 2015

Pushing the Depth in New Painting

The first day of work for a new 48"x 36" oil on canvas painting.

This is almost complete, moving past the details.

Detail from the foreground.
More paintings to do in my continuing interest in the light, color, people and energy at Crown Fountain in Chicago.  I am drawn to the complexity and the challenge of pushing the depth that can be achieved on a flat surface.  The people moving and interacting with one another and the water is a continuing source of interest for me as a painter.  The process is the most important part of my work, the finish product is the result of total focus and always trying new ways of working while learning where my next brush stroke will take me.
This painting will be number 39 in my body of work about water.  I can't wait to get started on my next drawing and painting!