Friday, August 27, 2010

Crushed By The Sun

"Warehouse Rooftop (w/ Palm)"
oil on panel, 2010
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

A sky so bright it hurts your eyes. A blazing hot day, a hazy horizon. Looking towards the sun, the vertical planes are nearly all silhouette. Only the horizontal planes show.

Even the industrial, the subject itself, as hardy as it is... may very well be subordinate sometimes. Our associations with dark tones may represent strength, power, weight, but here they're crushed by the sun, the warehouse pressed below the horizon, into the earth by the heat of the summer, that unforgiving heat.
It's the bright, nearly white sky that dominates, despite the anchored darks.68
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  1. Once again, this is another example of seeing and being moved then reading your words and they describe the emotion that fell over me upon viewing your painting to a t. Quite honestly I could feel the blazing sun, even more as I read your words.

  2. Thanks, even though we haven't had much in the way of a typical So Cal summer here I still felt like I wanted to paint one of those days.