Saturday, May 13, 2017
This is a 12x12 oil on panel, which I worked on for a span of two days. I stood in a shady spot looking into the pond. Most of the view is water. Charles Movalli called painting "controlled chaos". I was trying to achieve a controlled chaos, from the chaos of a pond surface, on the surface of a panel. The view looks down the pond to where there's an old barn. The outline of the pond has been described as like a pair of sunglasses. In the center of the painting you can make out the nose on which the sunglasses sit.