Oil on canvas, 79" x 79"
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Here's the latest painting in the stone series. I've posted other pieces in this series, on April 21st,
It is difficult to get any real feel on the computer screen for the scale and presence of this painting, which is nearly seven feet square. I've included a detail to give a little better sense of the surface. This work is painted over an earlier version, painted in 1994. I kick myself that I didn't photograph the previous state before beginning this revision. I have slides of it, but no ready photos to put on the blog.
The original Travelogue was a somewhat chaotic mix of many images, reflecting the various themes I was interested in at the time. I thought of it (and still think of it) as a kind of compendium of my creative "travels." The title was prophetic, as later that year we moved from Oregon to Arizona.
Some of the earlier imagery still shows through, such as the smiling face and landscape forms at the top and the repeated vessel shapes below. Other forms were buried beneath new layers as I tried to follow the visual logic of the developing painting; in other words: I tried something, and if it didn't work, I tried something else. There is no roadmap for work like this; I keep working until, with luck, the painting begins to tell me who/what it wants to be.
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