|"Double Clusters" 8x10 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
On another note, I went to a artist talk at the local gallery. The painter from Portland gave a very nice discussion about the emotional aspect behind some of his current paintings. This painter has a strong point of view, and clearly wants his paintings to emote a certain narrative about underlying themes, concepts, and discoveries. The viewer could easily discern these themes with just a bit of study of his art, with the titles giving a window to the concept. He had visited his family's homestead in the Midwest and so the pieces had a dominant feeling of Americana, with a wistfulness of discovery about his rich familial heritage.