I began this painting with a fairly restrictive drawing but, bit by bit, I tried to find the color that could open up the forms. The first two images are details from the final version of the painting, then it's back to the black & white start.
|"Blind Bathers" detail 1|
|"Blind Bathers" detail 2|
They hold onto each other & move toward the water by facing away from it. This is part of their understanding of how sight alone can misunderstand. Stillness & motion hold onto each other. The blind bathers feel their way by listening.
The icy entrance-point is perception.
|"Blind Bathers" - oil on canvas, 60" X 48"|