Archive for June, 2006
A painting is more than the sum of its parts.
January Thaw 14 x 11 Oil Pastels is the signature piece for the series Paper Places. It transformed dramatically while conversing with other Artists on a popular online Artists’ website.
Willow branches, welcome bits of color during the January thaw, a seasonal expectation in eastern Ontario, when temperatures hover around 0*C. After a period of 1-2 weeks temperatures can dip to -40*C, and the stormiest part of winter begins.
“When I am painting I have no knowledge of what I am doing. Only after a moment of ‘returning consciousness’ do I become aware of what I have been doing. Then, however, I have no hesitation about making changes, or destroying images, because the painting has a life of its own. My mission is to bring forth this life”. (Jackson Pollock)