Monday, March 22, 2010

A Landscape Painting?!

Framed Witness
20 x 30 inches
Oil On Canvas
(at La Petite Mort Gallery)

I haven't done a proper landscape in a while. This one is very proper. So proper, upright and true, in fact, it could adorn just about any wall or room anywhere without ruffling a feather. Or lifting an eyebrow, or attracting a wayward glance. Tight! This is not usually my known way of working.

In a precise construction such as this (yes, slightly modified from reality) where is the room for the hearty commentary and invention to go? Nowhere but into the title, I'm afraid. But it fits.
Still, though heavy on the starch, I think this one came out of the wash OK. It's purty. It's neat as a pin. It's a bit seditious, like all super-nice things. Suspiciously suspect. And that makes me glad. Left me squinting, though.

Now, back off to "Angel No", for some restorative loosening....!

1 comment:

  1. Twin steeples! A coincidence? I think not:

    I confess that I do love your landscapes and architectural pictures.