Wednesday, September 11

Carnac Abstraction

This is stage one of a painting of which I decided to go no further. I am trying to simplify the image and resist the temptation to take it through further stages to arrive at something that I would hope is acceptable. Every painting is a gamble. Nothing is guaranteed. I often finish a painting session frustrated. This time, however, I've stopped merely because I like what I see. I see a painting verging on abstraction.Tomorrow will see a new painting of the same scene which will be developed to include more than sea, sand and sky...more impressionistic than abstraction for sure, but I haven't finished with abstraction.