I realize that this oil painting is different from the previous ones, from all previous ones and mainly, I believe due to the fact I, for the first time, have TIME to work on it in as much detail as I might like.
I am trying to make the small details a reflection of the larger details so as not to change the feel of the work, however having a higher sense of resolution to the marks is a change.
The image of the crocus does have a lot in common with previous work - but in the recent emerging bulb the motif is difficult to see. It is definitely there but it is wound up in the back ground. This is, however, just the intent. We see all sorts of individual objects in the world by consciously or subconsciously diving them out from a back ground - making them still both in moving time as well as isolated from the static of that which surrounds them and even partially obscures their exact edges or forms. However, once we take the motif out of it's environment, separate the flower from the garden, then we change it. Kind of like physics with it's theory of how things change depending on how you observe them.
not quite finished