Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mud Memories

Today I talked to another artist about how I viewed muddy, harvested corn fields as battle sites, still fresh from the turmoil and disaster. A muddy field is like a drawing tipped aslant, the lines and scratches in perspective, instead of upright and flat. Evidence of tragedy lies everywhere. Wounds still raw from scraping and rubbing, but new life is just beneath the surface, or even on the surface. Maybe I am being overdramatic.

The top is 8x10, the bottom 9x12, both oils.


SamArtDog said...

Mud is chaotic. Chaos is dramatic.
Amazing colors. Great paintings.

samacleod said...

They are both beautiful. Awesome.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam and Steve, Thank you. Mud and paint can be beautiful.