Moving along on the second painting of the 3 boats. Above is the second progress shot. The first was on Oct 2. On this painting I used photos instead of an oil study. It certainly sent my work in a more detailed direction. Fine. I was ambivalent about key. Darker or lighter, darker or lighter. Sometimes it's tough to stick to my decisions. I'm sort of an I Ching painter. John Cage and Merce Cunningham influenced my choreographer identity. This boat series is drawing from those days. Positioning the shapes in space. All day and night, these boats are moving, changing direction, sustaining tension against their mooring lines, rocking with the passing wakes, responding to wind and tide.
This is the third shot in progress. Thanks for stopping by.