Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunset Ceremony (Stage 1)

"Sunset Ceremony" 24x36 oil on canvas (final version on display at Susan Pitcairn Gallery, Sedona AZ)
This represents a "first stopping point" for this painting. Next week I will publish the next stage. There is no telling what goes on between a beginning and an end. Usually though it is something difficult. The difficult middle. Though at this stage it is the intent to "keep it all fresh", to not make it difficult. To not make the 'will to finish' something that goes too far. Bonnard said a painting is best when it is two-thirds done. What is your opinion?
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2 comments:

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Fantastic light - the colour and the intensity...

Candy Barr said...

Bonnard said it correctly. But really if you study his paintings, compared to his drawings, I think he meant for other people. I love his color, but he really did lost in the painting process a bit don't you think?