This is an invented landscape based on the charcoal sketch shown below. I wanted to paint something with a warm landscape and a cold, gray sky. In the end, the painting is a bit higher key than I imagined, but I am quite happy with it.
I have been working on my self, trying to watch and keep in check the tendency to draw conclusions – conclusions about meanings, situations, where things are headed, etc.
I have found that 90% of the time, my conclusions are influenced more by my physiology at the time than by the actual facts at hand. Just let those thoughts churn all the way through – don’t conclude, don’t conclude. Things look different in the morning light.
Moving Forward The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. It seems that things are more like me now, that I can see farther into paintings. I feel closer to what language can't reach. With my senses, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven, out of the oak, and in the ponds broken off from the sky my feeling sinks, as if standing on fishes. Rainer Maria Rilke, tr. Robert Bly, in Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
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