|"Central Park Sunset"|
|"Central Park Reflections" (oil, 12" x 9")|
If you read my blog regularly, you may remember the above painting. In the entry on "Central Park Reflections", I talked about how I changed the time of the day and mood from an overcast day to a mellow sunset. Well, I thought I would give another shot at it in a slightly larger format. It is still a sunset scene, but I used more paint and more saturated colors. I love the new version!
I have been re-reading my favorite art books and doing a lot of thinking lately. I decided that I should use more paint, be braver, and paint with gusto. I have come a long way from my watercolor days, in which I didn't show any brushstrokes. My watercolor paintings were so still and meditative that I could fall asleep while looking at them. Not that they were bad; they were beautiful and won many awards. But most artists evolve; so have I. Now I work in the tactile medium of oil, I should enjoy what the medium can do. Right?