More clouds. More animal dots. ‘Let Your Light Shine Down’ is a new version of ‘Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows)’.
“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” G. K. Chesterton
“Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you’re enclosing. The shape you’re making on the outside is as important as the one you’re making on the inside.” Leon Polk Smith
My latest painting, the one that began last week with this photo and sketch: a combination of brilliant sunlight and playful cloud shapes. And who doesn’t love finding things in the clouds?
I’m reminded of the Joni Mitchell song Both Sides, Now: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow it’s cloud illusions I recall ― I really don’t know clouds at all.”
I’ve just popped this up on Etsy and I’m already having second thoughts about selling it. I do hope that letting go of my favourites will get easier ― but I suspect it won’t.
This is one of the smallest paintings I’ve ever done! It’s based on this painting and this photograph that I posted last year. It may still be autumn (officially) in Christchurch but this month has felt a lot more like winter ― the sunny glow coming from this little canvas has been very welcome here in the art cave.