Thursday, August 6, 2009
Family Grouping was begun while at Vermont Week at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. I reworked it a few years ago, but the trees stayed strong in their grouping. This painting was not observed for some time until I took it to studio with the thought of reworking again, turning the canvas and making a new image, but it wanted to be hung first. I listened to the painting, hung it on the outside of the cabin in natural light and it stood firm and alive in its own right. A neighbor came by and called it "impressionable". I am not going to paint over it at this time. Do paintings really have their own spirit outside of myself....I am thinking they do?