Saturday, April 24, 2010

The road goes ever on and on...

In many of my landscapes there is a road or a path.  I am fascinated by the thought of a passage, of a journey, whether it is in an interior of a structure or outdoors in a landscape.  Sometimes it is simply a literal fascination with the light and composition I see in the countryside, and sometimes the scene becomes for me a metaphor, a picture of our journey through life, through the situations we face. 

Having thought about it for some time, this painting is, for me, a very symbolic painting.  There is a road, a path, that winds on into the distance, bathed in light, but also dealing with shadow.  I wish I could say that when I paint I have these deep-seated feelings about the image, that the reason I paint the scene has some deeper meaning to me, but I find the meaning to me comes awhile after the painting is finished.  At the time it is the light, or the composition, or whatever it is that attracts me to the scene.  This is Poor Farm Road, a road that I love, and if I had the time, would paint many of its scenes over and over again.  The painting measures 12" x 12", and is made up of acrylic washes, a medium I enjoy using (and my budget prefers it too right now over oils).  I have had many people want to buy this painting, but it is spoken for already.  Maybe I will make some prints of it....

1 comment:

  1. you really should make some prints of is AMAZING!!