Mar 15, 2008

Corner Yard

This is the first in a series of paintings I'm working on from a poem. I wanted to paint somewhat like Gauguin, whose colors and textures are profoundly beautiful to me. What I found was that this one genre of cheesy, impressionist paintings made in the contemporary era are probably made by people who were trying to imitate Gauguin. I decided to relinquish the effort. I would like to do a copy of a Gauguin painting some time to see if I can't absorb something from his color choices and integrate it into my own style. I wanted the crows to be the focal point of this piece and to give the viewer a sense of being in a tunnel of trees. I don't think I captured that but I do like the painting anyways.

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