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Barn in Acrylics

February 24, 2018
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Barn, 5×7, Acrylics

This little painting is a departure for me. Nell says she has seen me paint up to this point many times and then keep going, adding more detail and realism. I know the point she’s talking about. It’s somewhere after the initial block-in.  And she’s right. It’s that point where I see it as an unfinished painting, but if I left it alone, it could stand by itself.

This time, I focused on keeping it simple and loose.  I’ve recently discovered the work of Ukrainian painter Aleksandr Kryushyn, whose Ruussian Impressionist style intrigues me. He uses far more color than I’m used to, and my little painting in no way compares, but his work touches something in me.  My larger work is directed at a specific viewer, one who likes and appreciates greater realism.  These little works are fun to do and, at least for a while, I’d like to play with the idea of simple, more colorful small paintings.

We’ll see how it goes.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2018 12:57 pm

    I love the looseness!

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