Thursday, June 29, 2017

Central Park, New York

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Baseball, Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 15.5 x 14 cm






 Yellow tree, Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 15.5 x 14.5 cm



I am very pleased with this one (above) which seems to have a certain freedom about it.







 Bridge, Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 17 x 17 cm







A boat on pond, Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 17 x 15 cm








 Trees , Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 16 x 18 cm









Dog, Central Park, N. Y., oil on card, 16 x 13.5 cm




This is quite a nice set. I relaxed when working and the result is apparent. It's so important to be in a certain frame of mind when working. 

It's a characteristic of dilettantes that they wait for that mood to arrive and do not work towards it from whatever mental set in which they might find themselves. I suppose this is a truism for all jobs that require psychological sensitivity or imagination. Of course there will always be days when things really aren't going to go your way and it's better to give in and go to the cinema, but those days are few proportionally speaking and usually such negative moods can be "worked through".

Nonethless, environment matters: painting when someone is watching you is not helpful or fun. Observation doing any activity will  turn it into a performance, making it much more difficult, even impossible for the subject to follow whatever trains of thought they might have.

With this in mind, I am reconsidering going to Morocco, as the level of nuisance and scrutiny from passersbys there is unpleasant, and doesn't help me at all. Instead I might do further explorations of Scotland.





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