This is a 30x30 Inch oil painting on canvas that took me, quite literally, months to do. Sometimes I just can't help doing something like this, quite different from my usual contemporary realism. I can stand for hours in front of the canvas, in a kind of meditative state, just thinking 'Shape' 'shape' 'shape' 'color' 'color' 'color'. I'm quite sure there are thousands of brushstrokes. I don't know where it comes from, or if it's 'legitimate', it just makes me happy, and I find myself putting important things off (go home, eat lunch, walk the dog) to do just one or two more colors.
So, no, I was not thinking of Klimt or any other artist when I did this, perhaps subconsciously, but not actively.
WHATEVER! It's fun for me and I'll have it at my Open Studio this weekend, from 11-5, Saturday and Sunday. 1888 Main Road, Tiverton, RI.Pin It