Sunday, January 11, 2009

LET THERE BE LIGHT

I could fill a gallery with all of my paintings of stormy skies and streaks of light. I suppose there will be a time when I will grow tired and uninterested in this recurring theme, but until then...well, I will approach each painting with delightful anticipation. I love the power and the mood that the strong, conflicting values produce when the darkness makes the splashes of light jump off the canvas. (Geez, I'm beginning to sound like an art critic!)


Yet to be named acrylic on canvas 24x48"

9 comments:

Ajay Patil said...

the landmass especially that yellow streak is lovely

Villager said...

Boy, I just get awstruck by these particular scenes. This one is magnificent! I will just have to try this in watercolor!

Patience-please said...

This is one of those paintings that takes your heart out of your chest and holds it. You stand and look, and try to remember how to breathe.

Joy Logan said...

Fabulous piece! Thanks for stopping by my dull(lately)blog. I love the ozones and feel in the air of an on coming storm. Frankly I love weather in all its glory,bored when its same ole same ole.

Barry said...

Well worth your having started over. This picture is stunning.

jeannette stgermain said...

Yeah, you do sound like an art critic (in jest). I like that your art is so different from mine -it's more leaning to the expressionistic side (I think). I have 2 oils painted in China, posted in my newest blog - I'm curious what you'll say about the 2nd... cheers

jeannette stgermain said...

I left you a comment on your comment (on my blog) about open air painting-

Tracey said...

I love your art, Bill! I can't wait to see your show at Tribeca Friday night!

Linda said...

Well, I was going to comment that the Brooklyn Bridge wasn't all that disastrous ... but now that I see THIS I'm very glad you used that black gesso! I just love the way the light hits ... you've perfectly captured that late afternoon storm-breaking sky. Just fantastic!