From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

I originally named this painting ‘All the Same – it’s Not’

Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 90cm

Sometimes a painting just doesn’t ‘sit right’ when you originally think it’s finished. It’s ok, it passes muster but ultimately it’s not quite right.

That was how this painting was sitting with me. So I ignored it for awhile. Put it to the wall. I let time pass and recently returned to it. And realised what needed changing. It wasn’t much but to my eye it was pivotal to allowing the eye to comfortably travel within and around the painting rather than have the eye jump around. This painting was for me a contemplative work and visual flow was important.

Colour has tone and vibrancy and I realised I simply had the balance slightly skewed. So I spent some time, not changing the elements or structure, but reconsidering the tonal qualities of the colours in areas and the flow of colour patterning in the painting. Now I believe it works. The many #layers add to the depth.

Hope you enjoy it.

R le Cheminant From Where I Stand lounge room setting
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand lounge room setting
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand - detail
R le Cheminant From Where I Stand – detail