Sunday, June 17, 2012

Abstract(ish) Painting

I went to Sedona last month for a painting class with Stuart Shils, an abstract artist from Philadelphia. The goal of the class was to learn how to capture the 'perceptual moment' in the painting. In plain language, that means capturing whatever it was that drew you to the scene in the first place and de-emphasizing everything else in the painting to enhance the viewing experience. (Well, it's good to have goals.) The Wall painting comes the closest to achieving that goal. The two Vedauwoo paintings are still representational but they came out well so I'm posting them anyway. Hope you like them .....
Energy Abstract

Life Among the Rocks

Wall Barring Tree Shadows