Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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"Blind Bathers"

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

version 1

version 3

 version 6


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"