Notbook is an informal collection of ideas, paintings and photographs revealing the creative process of contemporary artist Chris Page.
I came across this painting on a digital print from one of my sky walks the other day and decided to photograph it. I am thinking this is going to be the beginning of an extended series of painterly sky works.
Walking on November 28, 2016 in Amherst, MA with nine photographs of the sky taken in random intervals between of 3:21–3:51 PM . I kept noticing the geometry in my framing dicisions.
Waking up this morning (04.02.2016) there was a thin cloud layer in the sky that revealed a slight bit of light down at the horizon. The field like nature of this painting from 2012 came to mind.
Sky Gesture 1
54 x 84 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
Sky Gesture I uses a rhythmic overlaying of gestural action using the length of my reach as the predominant size of the gesture. The final layer, a very thin wash, includes migrating drips that were allowed to remain visible on the right and lower edges of the painting. In Payne’s gray revealing lavender along the bottom edge, the spatial field appears to optically hover as if not quite synonymous with the picture plane.
Cloud edge while driving home on 04.03.2016 at 4:48pm
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