Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Disturbances and Consequences

Disturbances and Consequences
Originally uploaded by colormuse

This painting has been in process for a long time. It came into my hands this summer via the daughter of Ron Slayton, a Vermont WPA painter. Already collaged with red print wall paper in the lower section and with paper in the mid section, it presented a challenge which I was happy to work with. The whole canvas was aged, larger than I usually get to work with at 36x60, and has taken some time to consider. Last month I would add bits and pieces whenever I went to the studio, but with the new easel, it has had a couple of real workouts.

The term "Disturbances and Consequences" appeared in my mind the other day and seems to suit this painting, as well as life.


Altoon Sultan said...

These new large works that you're involved in are very exciting, Maggie; so much energy there.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the colors and I especially like that row of red-orange brick like shapes on the right. It must command attention at that size!

Maggie Neale said...

Thank you Altoon. it is exciting to be able to work on large canvases! Glad I have captured some of the energy I feel when working on it.

Maggie Neale said...

Hi Mary Ann, wish you could see it full size. I have a show in City center in May where I can show this large work...which encourages me to make it. Yes, I'm pleased with orange forms on upper right, too--collaged them one day, building up bricks, a wall, a fall.

layers said...

good for you-- going after a large canvas--- I am trying to get there myself.