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River Bank

May 14, 2010

I love painting scenes that remind me of my younger days… and that may appeal to the memories of others.  I’m not a philosopher, nor a student of philosophers, but I read recently that Carl Jung believed that we process experiences visually.  I like that, and find it to be true in my own life.  Things or places remembered always seem to have an image attached, don’t they?

This wasn’t going to be quite so impressionistic when I envisioned it.  I was going to put a lot of detail into the rocks and other flotsam on the shoreline, maybe even a few leaves floating along.  But this one progressed very quickly, and sometimes that little voice I try to pay attention to just says “stop”.  I liked the look, and decided to follow my gut.  So more realism will just have to wait for another day.  I’ve included a slightly enlarged detail below for my artist friends.

This is gouache on cold press Crescent board ~  11×14

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2010 7:19 pm

    Oh, love this. LOVE that you listened to the little voice. Beautiful.

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