Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Autumn Corn

The cornfields that begin just past our yard and spread out across the road seep into my consciousness and pile up in my mind on to all the other corn I've watched grow over the years.

Feeding Geese

I've returned to this painting after a long hiatus from it and am starting to make some design adjustments. There are still more to come, but I believe the focal point to be developed is the interaction between the hand and the swan's beak. After some reflection I think this is because of it's reference (or rather, my decision to make it a refernce) to Michelangelo's God touching the hand of Adam. Because I got into painting from looking at other paintings when I was a child, I can sometimes be consciously, but hopefully not obviously, referential.