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Certain places mesmerize me. I go back to them again and again — figuratively, imaginatively.  I don’t even have to be there. Sometime about the motif, the shapes, the colors I see and the ones I imagine have a hold on me.

This drawing measures about 20 x 25 inches. It’s one of several versions of this motif that I’ve done. There’s at least four versions of different sizes. I was going through stacks of oil pastel drawings and found this one unfinished and resumed working on it. I’ll probably fiddle with it a bit more before I frame it.

The cropped horizon puts the sky on the bottom of the picture.  I’m thinking about the oval contours of the masses of foliage and the contours of clouds and the confusion where the things meet their reflections, enchanted by the world that floats on the rippled surface of water.

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4 thoughts on “certain shapes & places

  1. Thank you for the link. I was unaware of her. I did know about some works by either her husband or her son. Learning about her family now, I think I conflated the son and father into one artist with the last name Finkelstein. I can see the connection between hers and mine. I’m guessing that we’ve both been admirers of the same famous 19th French painters.

    Yes! Thanks again for the link.

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