Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Revisiting old Landscapes

These two informal pictures are of older works that were put aside unfinished for many years. For one reason or another I was dissatisfied with them at the time, and I am now in the process of revisiting them in the studio with the goal of finally completing them.

At the time I stopped working on these, I feel despondent and defeated. The picture of the ginko forest in particular was done on location, and represented a lot of effort in time and travel. In the case of the blue ridge landscape I was at an impasse.
In retrospect, I am very happy that I waited as long as I did. Perhaps my skills have improved, or the elapsed time has given me the right perspective to find solutions.