Thursday, January 19, 2012

6x8 INCH LANDSCAPE WITH A MYSTERY by TOM BROWN


Sometimes a painting is about a mystery.
Like this now-derelict fence blocking a long-forgotten road that goes nowhere.

It’s a homemade fence, built from random tree limbs and barb-wire. A great deal of work went into building it, using found materials that came to hand. But now it’s falling down. Why was it abandoned?

Where did the road originally go? What plan or purpose inspired someone to build it? What’s the story behind this remote setting?

I find that the most interesting stories are often found in traces of an active life. Like this painting titled “THE FENCE WITH NO PURPOSE.”

In a painting like this I like to keep the details spare, and leave a bit of mystery for the viewer to complete. I try to include enough specifics to give it the ring of truth, while leaving out unnecessary information. It keeps the painting fresh and inviting.

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