Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Riverbed Trail" ©



After climbing through fallen tree trunks and over rocks I came to this view. Looking out from within all the wild brush, rocks and sticks, out across the small field to the distant trees that boarder a valley out of view and I thought "aah haa", here is the painting. Viewing the painting in person you see all of the wild brush that has piled up against the group of trees on the left. The debate of whether to blog these photos that are so lacking in telling the truth about the paintings or to pass and just exhibit them to live viewers continues in my mind. For now I continue and share with you my view from the "Riverbed Trail".

Oil on Linen, 16" X 12"

4 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Why would you not blog about the paintings? I enjoy reading about them. Although I might not have noticed the debris before you pointed it out because I was focusing on the lovely light at the edge of the shaded trail, I do see it now that you mentioned it.
Are you debating with yourself or with artistic colleagues/advisors?
Do you enjoy blogging? I hope so, because I enjoy seeing your work and reading your thoughts about it. It also makes it so much nicer to see your work in person because as you have pointed out.. It's much more beautiful and vibrant in real life.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Good question Marian, The debate is within myself. I very much enjoy blogging. It's part of my daily routine and the thought of not blogging makes me feel empty. My concern is that a viewer will see the horrible photos and dismiss my paintings as such. That's all. Thank you for giving me the chance to explain myself and the encouragment to continue to write about these attempts at painting.

MimiTabby said...

You don't need to show us the photos. The paintings are what is important, and this one is fantastic!!!

Dar Presto said...

I love the sense you create of emerging into the light, from a crowded dark cool space into a bright expanse. I know it's disappointing when a photo + monitor variability doesn't allow for the full experience of a painting. It's a wonderful work, and I can only imagine how terrific the real painting is, let alone the real place!

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