You can see how this fits into the bigger picture by clicking on the link to the website gallery page.
As you can see, the ice-floe-like forms in the previous painting extend into the bottom of this one, and then start to flop over, and – well – you can see what else is happening there.
Check the new Succession Series gallery section of my website to see how the panels in this new series stack up and evolve from each other. Check back there occasionally to watch the progress of the whole large painting as it evolves.
The idea behind this series is similar to the idea of ecological succession, which is a sequence of gradual supplanting of one community of (life) forms by another, each stage building upon the previous stage.
This painting evolved from the ropey forms in space of the second painting, and quickly moves into circular forms inspired by ice floes that bump into each other, thus building up the edges of the forms.
The first painting in the previous post below was inspired by an aerial photograph of cracks in an icy lake. This second painting evolved from the top edge of that painting and takes a whirl into space with ropey forms dancing in three dimensions. Both are 12″x12″ oil on gallery-wrapped canvas.
I love the idea of doing a painting a day…whether or not I can is another story.
Here’s the first in awhile: an abstracted landscape in oil, 10″x10″. Not sure if I’m done with it or not…