March 3, 2011
A New Painting: "Banded Red"
I like the strange composition of this just completed painting, with a large plane of red girdled by gray cylinders at its lower end. In order to keep the surface lively, I painted the red with some variation in color and texture. Your eye jumps up to the top of the red plane where there's a line of highlight, indicating a bend in the surface, and back down to the pipes. There's another little detail that you can see in the last image below: the slight curve of the form at the top right leaves room for a tiny bit of another color, a voice from a different world.