Friday, August 08, 2014
More progress, painting (Amy Crehore)
Here is more progress on my new painting that features a blue shed.
I am painting the main figure nude and then I will add her garment later.
So many new decisions will be made as I paint this. Only the compositional layout has
been sketched beforehand.
As I paint, I am reminded of of Max Ernst's work "Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" . I just saw it at MOMA in NYC in May and it was one of the first paintings in a museum that
made a strong impression on me as a kid.
I didn't think about it when I started the composition,
but my own work is now conjuring up the image in my mind. Art is funny that way.
"Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale" by Max Ernst 1924