Lost Path Oils on board 10 x 12 inches £ 300 (framed) $ 385
A look through the forest into the unknown.
A lost path leads the eye.
In a cream hand-painted wood frame.
(Available on DailyPaintworks.com)
'Lost Path' drying on the easel.
Yesterday I wrote about letting myself follow the oils when things go wrong.
This is an example of how one painting can morph into a second possibility.
Using a white gessoed board I began by scrubbing transparent oils to sketch out a scene.
After several wipe-overs I knew this work was not going well.
I pushed more oils onto the board...darks and mid-tones to see what happened.
Shapes of a forest with a distant view somehow emerged triggering a feeling of intrigue.
Deciding to go with the flow I kept to random loose brush strokes without too much detail.
There is now an element of abstracted reality which I like and also some mystery.
The scratched and rubbed off parts give a worn, aged appearance
and the oval 'window' in the composition leads my eye.
Light in the distance keeps a sense of hope.
I shall let it rest.