Friday, March 4, 2011

Mother, keeping the idea strong

Mother and child.
The oil painting is almost complete, It had adjustments & re-working over most areas to bring it to this level. I do see now some ambiguities in the front central leg that will need further revision but on the whole it has been worthwhile. Strengthening without adding detail is always a test of will, insisting that the force of idea will communicate a more powerful and recognizable form to the viewer without resorting to realism.