I'm not really a landscape person. I barely stop in front of most landscape paintings when wandering through a museum. I rarely ooh and aah over landscape work I see online. I've never even considered purchasing a landscape. And yet, I have now painted a landscape, which I love.
Here it is taped to my painting wall:
- The gestural feeling -- you can really see those brush strokes.
- The monumental nature of the landscape. (Marsden Hartley is one of my favorite painters and his landscapes make me swoon!)
- It's abstract and yet not.
- The looseness I see in it.
- The color palette.
After not paying much attention to landscapes over the years, I think I might be willing to adjust my attention. I would definitely like to play with this kind of gestural abstract landscape painting more.
Here's to trying something new!
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