Back in April I I started this industrial landscape. I love the hulking steel monuments of Johnstown, how they loom over the river landscape, shadows of their former fiery presence.
This is 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas.
Looking back, I can see myself wandering around trying things then changing them – taking bold action then regretting it! I learned alot, and may return to this theme. I am particularly fascinated by rail cars and their incredible surfaces.
It helps to look back. I can see my awkward hesitation and un-confidence. And my desire to please my teacher! Since the Breadcrumbs class I see how I’ve painted to please other people much more than I believed. This has interfered in my discovering what feels interesting to my own eye. I’m intent on exploring my deeper artistic curiosity. More on this to come!