Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I've had five little 5" x 7" canvases sitting in my studio for a while, waiting for me to do something with them. So Sunday afternoon, we played together.

Painting clouds is a fun way to experiment with near-abstraction. It's nice to play with color, composition, and form on their own. Each piece has it's own mood and it's own aims, but I like the way the five of these work together as a group.

Because I had five canvases, I began thinking of (and listening to) one of my favorite five-movement symphonies--Mahler's 7th. I tried to capture some of enigmatic qualities of the music; the strange leaps between absurdity and mystery.

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