Wednesday, March 2, 2011

River Flowing Through Us_3

29" x 29" acrylic on blended wood panel

At long last, the completed work. (top photo)

Since last Fall this piece has been constructed, deconstructed, sawn, sanded, reconstructed, dismantled again, then sawn and sanded again - got a bit carried away with the table saw.

What a study of color compatibilites, some sing while others fall flat. Always a mystery to me, though you know what works when you see it. Impressionist painter Claude Monet has been quoted as saying, "Colour is my daylong obsession, my joy and my torture."

The final direction reassembled the cut wood strips to create two blended panels, one shown above and the sister piece to be posted soon.


  1. Love it. I agree with Monet too. Hard not to.


  2. Thanks for stopping by Alina!

    Barbara, So nice to see your paintings and photos from your show in Ayr. Looks like you had an incredible weekend - well deserved.
    : )

  3. What an interesting piece and such an innovative idea, the finished result was worth all the work.

  4. Wow, this is fabulous! Such a subtle, flickering balance of color and forms. Like you say, you knew it when you got it...and you were right!

    The kisses are marvelous too.

  5. very cool idea and result. Beautiful. Like water and sand.