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Sea View

Rollo Series #4

In last week’s blog, I discussed and shared my process in preparing for the Rollo project. I find it extremely important to be as prepared as possible, leaving little room for surprises, especially as I was so excited. One can never be fully prepared as we have no prior experience. Even if we did, each event is unique. At the same time, one must leave room for the natural flow of things, of happenings, of spontaneity and the ability to react on the spot. Reminds me of vacations; early in our marriage, our first vacations were planned from top to bottom. As we toured we felt like we were knocking off a check list. Not much fun. Now when we travel, we read up a bit about the area, make sure about hotels and various logistics, then, we just go were the roads and interests lead us. Basically, art is the same concept. I allow my mind to flow/travel were it wishes, each line or color leading to the next. “Sea view” was done within the framework of the 20-minute time limit in preparation. The colors were chosen in advance. The subject matter was where my mind took me; it was a summer day; the sun was blaring. My mind went to its happy place, the sea. Marc Rothko described his abstracts as “mindscapes”, a paraphrase of “landscapes”. The objective of the artist throughout the ages was to capture the fleeting moment. That fleeting moment may just be in our minds; those fragments of memories or thoughts captured on canvas like the light is captured on film.

Sea View - Acrylic on Canvas, 100x70cm, 2021

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