May 15, 2010

This morning when I arrived at Villa Holsby I noticed the recent landscape painting (my first) I did of a steep mountain in Engelberg, Switzerland. I call this painting North Face half covered (since I have decided to only paint faces and people). Yesterday I re-arranged some paintings and hung this one so that the light from outside would reflect itself in the glass that only covers part of the painting. The size of the painting is 80 x 140 cm (oil on plywood) and the glass is 80 x 80 cm. The two skiers, Thomas and Lucas, are painted in colors on the plywood and their silhouettes are also spraypainted in bronze and red on the back side of the glass. When I arrived I was intrigued by how the grain of the plywood makes an interesting pattern in the painting.

Work in progress… and I am just watching it happen.