Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Haliburton Sky, Early August

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It will often happen that I want to put the least amount possible into a picture...just enough to hint at some sensation that I want to make reference to. Collage is one of the methods that's very useful for this. In this case I painted first, then collaged, then painted a bit more.

There is also a long standing attraction to black...mixed blacks made from colour. I remember a colour similar to this that I used years ago in a number of paintings made at the Emma Lake Workshop in northern Saskatchewan. Recently I've been thinking of those blacks quite often...who knows why.