Oil on canvas 8″ x 10″ 2017

Rain in May, J. Phillips

Slapdash five minute alternative to boredom. Trying to find a sense of depth and light with a limited palette, and the subject is rough hewn, a void, occlusion as counterpoint to the emptiness behind it. I look at it, for a moment feel the space behind the figure, then the figure vanishes, and when it reappears, when I refocus on it, the entire painting underperforms and looks stupid. It’s been raining in May and I pulled colors from the dreary morning…