My relationship with the canvas is always very dynamic: sometimes I feel that the rhythm while I’m painting is a bit bland and that’s where I feel the urge to get to a point.
In these large-format Moorings (150x180cm), the first rope at the bottom right, with the help of the squeegee that I often use to trace the ropes and wires, came out as a point of light, which surprised me and dictated the rhythm of the other strings. The outermost pole on the left is the one that gives more depth and creates that tension between the wood and the rope that makes it a fixed point to look at.
I am wondering if the docks necessarily need to have support points, such as boats or the harbor pier, to make the sense of fortress feel even more physically. In any case, it seems to me that the fixed points cannot always be close to us, and this encourages us to put out into the deep and not be afraid to face the open sea.
Happy Monday and good week to all!