My latest series of paintings seems to be moving towards that chaos, and the challenge is trying to keep the ship afloat where the order is more implied than nailed down. (My metaphors are drifting into chaos too, but that is another question.) I am a little confused by all of this, but I try to let the paintings lead, rather than worrying if they "lack my style", whatever that means. I am letting the xerox transfer drive the direction of the painting. When I remove the paper, it's like unwrapping a present, and I am led on another voyage of discovery (or maybe wild goose chase.)
By the way, I don't like to leave my paintings untitled., but some are so new I don't know what to make of them.
|Fire Sermon II (it's very hard to see the flame like detail in this photo)|
|I was a Flower of the Mountain (originally intended as a third in the Fire Sermon series, it has its own ideas)|
This was originally planned as two separate wholly 20" X 24" paintings, both dominated by gold and white. I soon saw that they became a two panel painting, 48" high. The way that the transfer works over and under the gold paint is very interesting.
|Untitled but something to do with nature, I think.|