Size:36”x 48”x 0.75”
Oil on Canvas
Description:When I first completed this painting I thought to name it after Jackson Pollock's famous painting Lavender Mist, at the National Gallery of Art - East Bldg. Mine resides in my studio.
I have to admit I kept thinking about Lavender Mist. But the more I looked at the work and its complexity, design and color palette, I was moved to thinking about the humble but so culinary friendly sage. The colors in the work spoke sage; the yellow and the green mixed with some lavender pulled it all together.
Art works have unique energy. Representational art tells an obvious story. My Receptive Abstract Patternism takes a much different approach; often the name of the work gives the viewer a path to follow. But I can tell you it's not uncommon for the viewer to wander off that path and venture into their own psychological journey.
Note's from the artist's wife: The really cool thing about being present as the painting develops is to see the process & the progress of the painting. In the initial stages, the painting was almost Zen in feel, a little sparse but still had a lot of personality and soul. The energy...just starting to develop. It reminded me of a very small child getting up in the morning, tousled hair, sleepy eyes and the mind and body had not become fully awake. Later as the painting evolved and the energy and character started to surface, it reminded me of living in the desert. In our backyard I had planted tons of lavender and sage plants surrounding the pool ( I miss this pool! Since in a former life I was a mermaid LOL). So as you were hanging onto the side of the pool in the evenings especially the scent of the two herbs just made the hot desert sunset into a heavenly perfumed experience. The sensuousness of the water combined with the herbal perfumed elixir in the air made it almost dream-like. I remember that our beloved cat Kitty would actually slink around the plants and smell them, then plop on the hot poolside concrete for a makeshift open air sauna.
Small Lie が欲しい
Photo by @yohei36
Questo è uno degli scatti più belli del #LAGNcontest di questa settimana: un dettaglio dell’opera Watery Paths (Sentieri ondulati) di Jackson Pollock nella foto di @elty.it
☝🏼tutti i fine settimana selezioniamo tre delle vostre foto scattate al museo;
✌🏼votate con un like - qui e nelle stories - il vostro scatto preferito;
🎖 le foto più votate saranno pubblicate su lagallerianazionale.com e sulla nostra pagina Facebook.
[Jackson Pollock, Watery Paths (Sentieri ondulati), 1947]
Photo by @elty.it
It's Christmas time in the city which totally made one of the best day dates! Played Marco Polo at the MFA and frolicked at Faneuil Hall. Love that he just gets me and jokes around still! Oh and I totally scored getting my pic with Santa!! #neverstopexploring#nevergrowup
I never get tired of #JacksonPollock#MagicLanter 🖼✨🔦
One of the earliest of Pollock’s poured paintings, Magic Lantern reveals his tight control of a technique through which he covered a canvas with looping skeins of color. The free-form automatist drawings of the Surrealists inspired Pollock in his development of a personal language of abstraction.
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Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” (1943, oil and casein on canvas, gift of Peggy Guggenheim, on loan from @uima.uiowa) captured by @artstagram__ #myngadc#jacksonpollock#regram