Let the Moments Last is another painting that I thought was finished last summer. It hung on the studio wall drying while I started other paintings, and it looked good. Six months passed, and with all the time spent painting, I learned more ways to manipulate the paint, and more ways to think about the painting. As usual, this brought about a reconsideration of everything in the studio, and Let the Moments Last looked like it had more potential. I put it back on the easel and started to rework the entire painting. I chose to lighten the overall tone of the work, and re-enforce the quality of floating. In keeping with the idea of color field painting, I added more nuanced color variations. I also added a separate pattern of willow leaves drifting on the water. These provided a way to distribute light and golden tones throughout the painting. The overall effect is gentler and richer. I think it is (really) done this time. Details below, plus a view of the earlier version of the painting.
Below, the earlier version of Let the Moments Last.
Lovely, Teri. Hope one of these days we’ll be able to get together. Miss you.
Thank you. I see you’ve been painting – looking good! Hope to get together with our poet’s group soon.