In an earlier post, I mentioned that I am a fan of the late Alex Colville’s work. This is another painting, inspired by memory, and hopefully suspended in memory and paint, when completed. While working, I spend a lot of time being mindful of all the ways to represent a 3D subject on a flat surface. Colville breaks a lot of the traditional ‘rules’ and yet his images seem to become effortlessly locked into visual memory. Inspired by a few of Colville’s ‘rules’, this work in progress depicts a moment in time when one of the boys of summer eagerly takes a leap off of a cliff It seems to me a fitting metaphor for life–a leap of faith, a work in progress.
oil on canvas, 11×14 in, collection of the artist