Lately I have been trying my hand at mini sunsets. I would love to go to an artists retreat, take classes or even take an on-line class on sunsets, but right now with money the way it is, it's just learning as I go.
I was talking with a friend about some new landscapes I've been working on called the Nebulous series; yet for the life of me I couldn't describe them. I am trying to paint something... to capture something that I can't seem to put into words. I'm fascinated at looking at pictures of the galaxy, especially of gaseous nebula. I want to paint the sky the colors of nebula & bring the sky into the ground & vice-versa. I want it to feel dreamlike, other worldly, mysterious and compelling (but not far out sci-fi) . I want the viewer to look at the paintings and want to linger & wonder.
These are the first three... I love these paintings & can see they're getting closer to it, but that "certain something" still eludes me.
You might have seen the beginning of this painting on my last post. It was to be an abstract with collage accents when I picked up paint instead of acrylic medium. With each stroke of color I could see the painting was attaining that nebulous dreamlike feel.
So far, this one captures that elusive certain something more than the others, but now I am hopeful that I might be able to attain it.