Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Paintings - A Review

I received this review on Facebook and thought it captured the painting and the intent behind them perfectly. Abstract art is difficult and this makes it a little easier to understand. From Patricia B. Busbee

These are so powerful, especially together. What these evoke for me is looking down over a place, a specific place in time. Complex, lots going on, people are interacting with each other and with the landscape. There is richness about this work that is very engaging. The blues and aquamarine tones make me think of water, the red brings to mind passion—summer heat. Seeing them together reminds me of shifting from one frame to the next—a progression of time. Movement is the word that comes to mind. It’s interesting because the work is tight—compressed—but there is fluidity about it and having those two things juxtaposed together is why I think these paintings are so powerful. They are complicated which draws the observer into the work. There does seem to be focal points but as an observer I am drawn to explore all areas of the work. I want to examine each corner—each brush stroke. Also borders and boundaries come to mind too--where things touch, merge and change.

Two Paintings, One Day in June - various media on paper - 12 x 25 inch