Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Eventually You Reach Water
The cool thing about this painting is that it looks like we're at the beach, gazing out toward the water on a sunny day, but the fact is there's no water there. It's all just sky, viewed from a Mount Washington hillside at a perfect bird's eye angle, toward southeast. In truth, it's all just paint. I managed to get a lot of paint on it. I may have even come close to covering the texture of the canvas panel. A friend of mine who knows I paint gave me a huge stretched canvas panel. I think it's about 3 by 4 feet - at least twice as big as the biggest painting I've painted. I can't imagine even covering it. I might need a roller. And what would I want to paint that big? I might go non-representational. I know from looking at other big paintings that I don't like too much red. It won't be soon. That just isn't my pace.