Here is my painting #39:
This is a larger and more panoramic version of my earlier Painting #18. Below is the source photo.I struggled with the sky, I started off with both the orange clouds and the purple clouds being to bright and strong in colour. I added in some dull yellow in both to tone down the colour intensity. That same yellow is also in the greenish low-to-middle sky before it turns more purple and darker.
The marks on the source photo show where I tested my colour against the source photo (this was in my earlier painting #18). Looking from the source photo to my painting above, I can see that the clouds need to be blended with the sky at the top and also at the right.
This is a type of landscape representing a situation in life that I am compellingly drawn to. I have painted it so often, that I feel I may have reached the end of the line with this theme. Time will tell – I love landscapes.
LandscapeHere, in this mineral landscapeof rock and sea, sapphire and diamond,which to the wheel of Time offers nothing that’s perishable;
here in the great victorious lightwhose only stain is your own shadow,and where only your body carries a germ of death;
here perhaps for a moment the idolswill vanish; perhaps once more againin a dazzling flash you may stare at your true self;
that self hidden by so many masks,distorted by necessities and yokes,which you betray, and everyone else robs you with violence and seduction.
Thus cleansed like an earthen jaror bones stripped bare, your clay shall escapefor a brief moment the implacable weights of life and death.
Alexander Matsas, from Modern European Poetry
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