Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This painting, which I have entitled "Black Poplars", started off from the palette scrapings of the previous days painting "All the Diamonds". By mixing all the left over colours I ended up with a lovely gray which I used to tone my new canvas. After deadening the stark white canvas I was reminded of a time and place in Wellington Park last winter so I set about re-creating that, using a little artistic license, but not to much! Critiques are welcome, I want to let this one percolate for awhile, but I am somewhat excited about it. In some ways I am reminded of some of Gustave Klimt forest interiors, which is not a bad thing.