It is Tuesday and my larger painting of “Rainy Day by the Sea” has been “resting” since last Thursday. The long Easter weekend has come to an end and I have a long list of petty tasks to do. But first one must paint don’t you think?
Here is a 3 x 5 inch distant detail from the 16 x 20 inch painting I am working on. It was never intended to be viewed with such up-close scrutiny but I like doing this sometimes. The marks of paint only lightly suggest their subjects leaving lots of room for our imaginations.
SPROUT: What do you see or think you see in these fleeting strokes of paint?
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10 thoughts on “A distant detail of painting in progress”
Terrill, it’s so interesting to look at your painting in this way. A multitude of images came quietly tumbling out. There is a young child resting on the rocks, a suggestion of wings, maybe angelic. A woman in long robes and Norse like head dress, holding a staff, coming over a hill. And so much more. I’ts like looking at the clouds and seeing the universe in that moment. How lovely!
Glad you enjoyed it Colleen. I like how you have “a multitude of images” tumbling out 🙂
Terrill – I think it’s a sea wall that has botanicals at the base — possibly rising up higher on the right-hand side. Now that you’ve piqued our curiosity – hurry up!
Maybe tomorrow Laurie – I think maybe tomorrow I shall be able to show you the whole painting. Can you wait that long? 🙂 I have decided on a new name different from the little study done earlier.
Ummm, I like this a lot. Rich, full-bodied, earthy, strong. Yes indeed I like this.
Just about to put up the full completed painting Alison. I think you will find it has this same full-bodied earthy quality.
I love looking at a painting like this so close up… there are so many things to be found in such colorful & expressive brush strokes. A tree, rocks, a face, flowers, etc. Thank you for sharing. xoxo
You are most welcome Pauline. Glad you enjoyed the adventure.
I see some objects formed by the hands of a master.
Ah!!! You are too kind Sam. Glad you had a chance to stop by.