Saturday, October 9, 2010

Looking into the Woods

Looking into the woods from a field or a road has always fascinated me, or rather trying to make a painting of what one sees when looking into the woods. Maybe that's why I am always attracted to the paintings of Neil Welliver. It's not easy coming up with something as interesting visually as what one sees. Welliver came up with his solution, a beautiful patterning that is landscape and flat abstraction at the same time.

This is only a sketch, with more to come, of looking into the woods. Sooner of later I will get what I think I am after. 8x10 pastel over acrylic on watercolor paper.


SamArtDog said...

Neil Welliver has long been a favorite Maine artist. I'm not surprised you also like looking into the woods.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, I can't help but look into the woods. I only wish I could paint what I see.