Saturday, October 31, 2009

Study of Running Water

Who hasn't been fascinated at one time or another, by running water? Here's a view of the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook, as it runs under Church Hill Road. On a September noon, autumn leaves tumbling along in the currents, my attention was caught by a mossy triangular rock and the light glinting off the rippling surface of the water. There was so much color in the silky undulations. How safe and comfortable the green rock appeared. This is a study of the scene, preparation for a much larger painting that I intend to make.

Thinking back to the last painting "Context is Everything" I wonder where I am, in context to other painters. How do I fit into the overall picture? Artistically, am I tumbling along like a drowned leaf? Am I riding on the surface, shooting the rapids of events? Am I stuck on a cozy island not going anywhere particular?
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream-colored mat, unframed. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tinsley said...

I love this. I can hear the water. Reminds me of Siddhartha. Beautiful!

October 31, 2009 10:16 PM  
Blogger nB said...

Hmmm, I must read "Siddharth" again. Thanks for the literary lead. "Magister Ludi" also published as "The Glass Bead Game" was my favorite book by Hesse. Dark writing, but intensely thoughtful. Naturally, looking deeply inside oneself is difficult. - nB

November 1, 2009 7:29 AM  

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