Monday, November 28, 2011

Aiming at the moon

Homage to the past

So many painters look at the past as the way to the future. The effect Poussin had on Cezanne and more recently Cy Twombly is remarkable. From my little side street I also dare to look at Poussin with a view to learning.
Below is an initial step towards an oil sketch that may in turn take me to a larger canvas, while feeling after that timeless master of classical painting. It is not a matter of copying things and colours, it's identifying with his purpose, one that is sublime and elegant.
Again, I aim at the moon - will I never learn!

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