I am thinking about Walt Whitman, as you can probably guess by the title of this post. (I posted about the ModPo MOOC recently.) My barbaric yip is taking the form of 6×8 inch mountain studies in acrylic on handmade paper. Small studies, so not quite a Yawp, but still, for me, barbaric.
I used a limited palette, just to keep things from getting completely out of control. Working in sets of 2, the first painting is based loosely on a photograph or a sketch, and the second painting is based only on the first. I will probably keep working on them, but for now this is how they look. I have 2 other sets in progress.
I had a lot of fun with these today, cozy and warm in the Gullkistan farmhouse while the gale was blowing outside, working at the living room table, reading poetry and painting, relaxed, slow, and steady.
I really like this. Especially the second one.
Thanks! Are you still traveling in Iceland?
No, I’m back in Germany since almost four weeks. 😦 Thursday you can read the next part of my Icelandic travelogue. Have a nice day.