Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Vineyards in the Bergeracois, France
oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
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Well, looks like I will be painting these landscapes for a little longer, as they do help me to loosen up. Actually I always start fairly loose with bold brushstrokes (even with paintings that end up very tight). Then somewhere along the way I get drawn into the details, which has in parts also been the case with these last landscapes but at the moment I'm trying really hard to focus on colors and values and nothing else. So when I notice I'm going too far again, I take a bigger brush and bravely cover up all the details with one big splash (as far as that is possible on this small format!). AND - it is soo liberating! AND - it is mostly for the better!
Ps: "Splash" seems a bit exaggerated but I don't know which word would be more suitable...