Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Four Canals

Here are four approaches to the canal: a 9x12 oil on panel, two 9x12 pastel drawings, and an 8x10 graphite drawing.  

Ronald Rolheiser writes in The Shattered Lantern, "G.K. Chesterton once commented that our perennial spiritual and psychological task is to learn to look at things familiar until they become unfamiliar again" [his paraphrase from The Everlasting Man, Rolheiser says].  The canal is getting stranger every day!


Donna T said...

This canal is really speaking to you, Bob! I'm sure you're familiar with William Lathrop's towpath painting. Your view looks the same!

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thank you. I was not aware of the Lathrop painting. I love the way he uses the underpainting in his work. You inspired me to try to get the book Pennsylvania Impressionism on inter-library loan. I also need to visit the Michener Museum nearby to see some of the paintings. You always have inspiring things to say!