Monday, August 27, 2012

The Crooked Paths

Today's Inspiration
 I have always struggled with Guston's work, particularly the later period. The colour and cartoon quality just did not draw me in toward further examination. I do admire his struggle to explore and express ideas, even in the face of harsh criticism. However, after reading his bio it has given me a better understanding of his work AND a new appreciation. 
"Studio Ghosts: When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you - your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics... and one by one if you're really painting, they walk out. And if you're really painting YOU walk out." 

So here is my painting this morning with a nod to Guston. 
Bike Trail Dog 
Inspired by an incident last week.

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