Friday, November 2, 2012
This is the new painting RHAPSODY, oil on canvas, 60 X 40. The previous views were isolated parts of the work. I love looking at particular passages in a painting. Recently in visiting with Ernesto Mayans at his gallery in Santa Fe he mentioned an exercise in viewing a piece---he recommended cutting a square in a black piece of paper and moving it across the work observing the different areas separate from the whole. To me, the details in an abstract piece are what keeps the viewer coming back to ---look again and again to continually find new points of interest and surprises not seen on first glimpse. Ultimately a work should invite you to spend time in its presence and like a relationship always discover new things you didn't realize before.