Monday, December 31, 2012
Untitled (Reflecting Pool #1)
Creatively, I began this year working on a series of canvases based on my 2011 trip to Palm Springs, California. It took me some time to get over the spectacular light and colors of that area. I then worked from satellite imagery of my hometown, Raleigh NC. I also returned to Yosemite, California (inspirationally, at least) to complete a series of small studies, and then turned to night scenes. Oddly enough, I close the 2012 calendar having created small works based on nothing -- imaginary landscape studies that revolved around what I decided to call a "reflecting pool." I have no conscious idea where these came from in my mind. They just seemed to occur.
"Untitled (Reflecting Pool #1)." Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches. Completed November 2012.