Sunday, November 27, 2011

Muddy Landscapes and No Flowers




Someone whose opinion I value said to me that nobody wants landscapes of muddy cornfields. People want flowers, color, paintings that bring comfort. Oh, well.

6 comments:

Randall David Tipton said...

Good, ignore them.
Your work is alive with intelligent color. Furthermore, it does much more than comfort, it opens up an understanding of your environment. I`ve never been to where you live yet I feel like I know that landscape in a profound way. Should I ever walk along that canal, I`m sure it would seem deeply familiar.
The top landscape in 'Two Cornfields and a Mountain Lion' is a masterpiece, both bleak and hopeful.

Bob Lafond said...

Randall, Thank you. You sure know how to make one feel good about making art.

SamArtDog said...

I'm loving these muddy tracks with their bright bits of reflection looking like gems emerging from the earth.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam, Thanks. I can't think of anything smart to say.

SamArtDog said...

That's okay... you paint smart.

Karen Robinson said...

Found this post after a Google search "how to paint a muddy field". I had a commission rejected today because the background was "too nice" - and her dog (portrayed against the background) wasn't muddy enough. Looking closely at your brushstrokes and use of colour i have tonight painted my first muddy field. I hope the painting will be accpted on resubmission. It is not as good as your muddy fields, but it is definitely muddy so thank you ever so much and i am very pleased to have found your blog. Your work is very inspiring.