Monday, February 2, 2009

Mini Squash

5" x 6" watercolor

This month I am concerned with trying to follow the spirit of the Duane Keiser/ Annie Dillard thing, trying to find substance and beauty in small, mundane things. I've had this funky little squash around my studio since last October, and it is only now starting to rot. Again the challenges of presenting yellows in shadow, but the main struggle for me lies with the properties of the medium. Whether to paint fresh and directly (Charles Reid) or to sneak up on the more subtle nuances (Ted Nuttal, Thomas Daly) is almost always the question, and my answers are never clear.

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