Re: Evolution of a Painting, 3 x Lighthouse
I agree that sometimes I try to render what I see, but sometimes Mother Nature can be very dull, so much green..... I like to push what I see, like you do, you have great color sense.
Currently, I feel less concerned about subject and feel like I'm trying to address compositional considerations. Making an idea work, or finding a way to present an idea in a new way. That's what I liked about this lighthouse, presenting it in a towering imposing way. I cropped the top of it because there is a bunch of radar equipment, wires and lights, that were just too busy for the severe Hopper-esque feeling.
I'm just starting a series of large flower paintings where I hope to do the same thing, present my common subject in a unique and interesting way. So far I've collaged some material onto the surface to get started. I'm also trying a large reverse painting on glass of a lovely bouquet, just to see what happens. Annie