"Trial Island" fr. Ross Bay Beach oils 11 x 14 (SOLD)
I have suddenly realized that I shouldn't make the painting look like the subject - instead I should make the subject look like a painting! I call this my Wilson Paradox. This way I simplify, and render the painting with loose interpretive colour and brushwork.
The rocks have been simplified so that the eye goes over them and deeper into the distance. Also, I have taken liberties with the colours.
It's not that I need to take shortcuts, it's just that I need to be "painterly" - I need to see with my own vision of the subject before me ...