Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Riverscape: At Sunrise


At Sunrise©2010 C.L.Burgess 12 x 16 oil on canvas

I painted a small series a few years ago that included this time of day and a variation of this scene looking eastward. Historically, painters revisit themes, never tiring of exploring one idea again and again. There is a certain stability in repetition.  There is also, always something intangible that feeds us. Hopper's words come to mind. "If I could say it with words, I 'd have no reason to paint."
This familiarity of early morning on our river energizes me. Possibilities are part of greeting a new day.  Hope resides with the rise of the sun.  A timeless concept for the landscape painter is ever at hand.
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