|Landscape # 1(winter 2013), 11 x 14 on gessoed paper, 2013|
Landscapes seem to be a recurring theme in my work. I usually work on paper and never seem to gravitate to canvas when contemplating the next one. They certainly always veer towards the abstract. I've never been one to sit patiently and paint every leaf on a tree.
I enjoy looking at other artists' renditions of landscapes and have found that again I am more attracted to an abstracted landscape rather than a classical painting of one.
If a lanscape is too technically rendered, it kind of loses its power and becomes lifeless and dead. A landscape has to breath.