Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I am trying to do several things at the same time. Simplify. Select colors that may have a less arbitrary relationship. Evoke a sense of mystery. Develop a running theme out of something I look at almost every day, which contains much more than casual observation would signify. Push what I do to something I haven't done yet. My interest in Fairfield Porter's landscapes has led me to look at the photographs of Eliot Porter, his brother. Interesting how he simplified his images in a kind of mid-range between foreground and background. They suggest another approach that might be fruitful.