Sunday, February 5, 2012

Poplars in the Gloaming 2

After a visit to beautiful Menucha, I painted a small study of these poplars. Now a larger version. I`ve always loved tonalist painting with its subtlety and mystery. When I was a young man, I would smoke pot and walk into the forest at dusk. Gradually, space, color and shadow would collapse into darkness. Those early experiences were crucial in my becoming a painter. I learned to see.

oil on canvas 20"x16"


David Page Coffin said...


Rose said...

Love this... I wasn't sure what I was looking at for a second.. I was focusing on the negative space and making it the positive... then I realized what I was seeing! Hm.. I never had an experience like yours... I wonder if it's time :)))) Hugs!