Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Studio (in progress)
Here's a photograph of the night painting I've been working on in the studio: it depicts a large painting rack, a chair, some tools and miscellaneous things. The rack contains most of the paintings that my wife and I have done, and once I finish this painting, I plan to sift through everything to see what's there. This rack contains years of paintings; some good, some bad, but all of them important. We both used to work extremely large, which I enjoy, but there's always that ever persistent storage issue lurking in the background.
I'm happy with the sense of light in the painting...I have no natural light in my studio, so it's an interesting change for me to paint indoors under fluorescents and lamps. The space is starting to develop, and it's been satisfying to explore all those shadowy crevices. I'm still not sure about the table on the right...it seems to be torquing in a strange way that doesn't seem quite 'correct'. I might experiment with removing it, and seeing how the composition works without it. I'll be away for most of August, so when I return, I can see this one with fresh eyes...