Archive for January 8th, 2015


GC Myers Majesty  smAfter a short break, I am finally finding a rhythm in the studio, the first of the new year.  It brought me this new piece, a 24″ by 24″ painting on linen that I am calling Majesty, settling on that because some form of that word came up whenever I would try to determine what the painting was saying to me.

At first I thought of Mountain King.  Then King’s Road.  Then Mountain Majesty, especially once the color of the mountains began to come about.  It reminded me of the verse from America the Beautiful—  O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!

It just seemed to fit.

For me, the strength of this piece is in its simplicity and lack of detail and in the purple bands of the mountains’ profiles and the manner in which they bisect  the warm colors of the sky and plains.  I see it as being almost abstract in the way it shows itself while still maintaining a representative feel, which is what I want for my work.

For the first step into the new year, it feels good.  Hopefully, a precursor of a good year ahead.

We shall see…

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