Music in the mountains, in progress, oil on canvas, 106×36 in., originally uploaded by ahtravis.
Music in the mountains, in progess
“Music in the mountains” is evolving; it is a work in progess, suspended until the temperature in my studio rises. At the moment it consists of two independent pieces making up a whole. I spend a lot of time studying the canvases and a third panel is taking form in my brain.
When I am in the midst of a painting I find this format, pieces of a whole, gives me the opportunity to enlarge upon the idea or break it down, while the larger theme is always physically present. Each piece stands on its own and is also a part of a much bigger painting, a “detail” of sorts, a large mural in pieces.
It also means that at this moment I do not know exactly what the end result will be. Right now, it is what you see.
spring is a long time to wait to continue, but i guess it gives you time to ruminate. have you sketched any for the third panel? i would love to see that.
every time i look at my granny blanket i think of you and the repeating shapes.