Saturday, July 11, 2009

"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 ...

SOLD at Moss Street July 18, 2009


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Beautifully done Ron...colours are right on!


Ron Wilson said...

When I first started painting Jeffrey I thought that if I didn't get the subject exactly accurate I was cheating - NOW I realize that there is a higher truth to art - put pieces of yourself in the paint.