Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Work from Norton Island

  Today I photographed a snippet of the paintings that I made while in residence at Norton Island.  All of my work on the island was oil on paper at 7 x 7 inches.  I began my residence with the intention of plein air painting - working outside along the coast.  But weather, sun, wind and sheep drove me into the studio not long into the project.  Inside I found myself more aligned with my major studio practice, working from memory to create fictitious, abstract, spaces.  It was the first time in two years I worked without an audience, and it felt really daring.

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