Doing small paintings of barns has some of the same fascination for me as making the small kimono works. Here are two pages of watercolor work, each image roughly 3"x 3 1/4". Following them are a pair of small barn paintings under way, oil on linen on panel, that are about 9"x 6". Work still to be done on the oils.
Structure and design are the same in both media, but the paintings proceed differently from one medium to the other. What the small barns share with the small kimono, is my interest in surface design, use of color and a real, stripped down, simplicity. There is not much ornamentation in these small works.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The two abstract landscapes from the previous post will be joined by this piece with the title, "Kimono: From the Time I Could Hold a Crayon" in an exhibition at Quench Artspace, Waitsfield, VT, with an opening reception from 5 to 7, today, June 1st. The show is a mix of landscape and kimono paintings. I hope you will have a chance to see this show.