Here is the latest almost completed (?) WBHD painting. I’ll live with it awhile.
Here is an earlier state, a little further along than the first posting of this one in an even earlier stage. On a black gesso ground by the by.
This is one of three WBHD-built painting/collages. I generally talk about my “abstract” work done here in Las Cruces as being largely a result of the environment I live in and literally often paint in – the back yard. Though only expected to be working in our respective regions, I think many of us feel compelled to more explicitly present our home/lands. This painting is one of three attempts. I had the New Mexico agave form to draw on. It has been a part of my “iconography” for a few years. Really developed from picture plant and sweet gum leaves from when I lived back southeast USA. You may recall another “regional” attempt, the New Mexico “map” post.
Here is a third, problematic attempt:
Pretty cartoon-literal here. I could post photos of almost every identifiable form, but the post would fill the “page:” Trumpet vine on true picket fence, garage door in typical NM color, adobe home, moonrise over the mountains – all mixed in with gestural painting. I like bits of this, but I’m kind of stuck, maybe failed. I like seeing y’alls progress (or attempts) or thinking aloud on this blog, so here we are. I’ll post if I finish it.
I’ve got more in the High Desert hopper. Later, CC