Small Landscape Day 65

Claudia McGill says: Well, you can sit there and stare at me, or you can say hello. You decide.

Small landscape, Day 65 - 6" x 6" on Masonite.

Small landscape, Day 65 – 6″ x 6″ on Masonite.

Do you like this little painting? Would you like to have  it? Remember, it’s Giveaway Time. For the details about the landscape giveaway, look here. Then…

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All available landscapes are posted on the Giveaway Page until they are gone. Take a look – if you see more than one you’d like, that’s great – I can figure out the postage for a group rate…



13 thoughts on “Small Landscape Day 65

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, I see them both! And I like both and also, that they are occurring simultaneously.

    Abstraction really does amaze me in how its powers stretch beyond just the image, to imagination or filling in meaning. And everyone sees something different. I love that.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I was just explaining to my boys a few months ago that one of the great things about abstract art is the way it encourages dialogue between the work of the artist, their intention, and the perspective of the viewer and the baggage they bring to the experience of reading the art. It also forces us to move beyond overt meanings and think about emotional responses and connotations and connections when the art is less representational.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    This is exactly it. And I think that is why abstraction is something you move towards liking as you go along and get older – at first it is easy to say – what is it? and then you see, that’s not the point, really, it’s what you make of it as a viewer, too. That takes work and maybe some perspective to get to? I know I am guilty of having said – ugh. It’s just colors…in the past, but now that I do some myself, well, I’m seeing a lot more in others’ work, too.

  4. Laura (PA Pict)

    Some abstract work still leaves me emotionally cold. I guess one needs to feel a connection to a piece to see beyond just the superficial and sometimes I just don’t. For example, I love Mondrian’s use of colour and line but I don’t connect with it beyond that.

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, you are right. But I think it’s not just abstraction. I get that from a lot of representational painting, too, even if it is really well done. Some paintings are just – cold, emotionally, and I’m not sure why. I could go into technique or I could go into “vibes” from the artist, or what. Not being tuned to the same wavelength? Hard to say, but I know just what you mean.

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