POLAR PROJECT III
Oil and Wax, 24 x 30 inches
Motivated by a sunset after an arctic storm.
“The presence of the object, the motif, is very disturbing to the painter at the time he is painting. Since the starting point of a picture is an idea, if the object is there at the moment he is working, the artist is always in danger of allowing himself to be distracted by the effects of direct and immediate vision, and to lose the primary idea on the way.” – Pierre Bonnard (1868-1947)