Tuesday, December 8, 2009
It's the combination of elements-- the juxtaposition of images, the mix of colors and texture, the choice in composition-- which allow some images work better than others. With that said, in thinking about new work, I am finding it best to set aside some of those formal considerations in order to work more intuitively. Call it Malcom Gladwell's Blink influence, where he argues that some of the best decisions are made with the blink of an eye, aesthetic ones in particular. Right now I'm working on a couple of 'house paintings', as well as some oil sketches, trying to play a bit with a looser, more painterly style.