Spring Arising

In the spirit of Easter I cobbled together this relief print .



relief print, ink on paper

After my last post on Good Friday I went back to the studio with the specific desire to just paint. not to fuss, not to sketch, employing a limited palette, not to overthink; just play with paint and linseed oil.  I also only allowed a specific amount of time, the few hours before I needed to prepare dinner for David. The result is far from stellar, in fact I hesitate to post it at all, but in the spirit of honest exploration I will anyway.

Let’s just call it an experimental daub, awkward, tentative, but an effort to change- that is what spring signifies anyway.


 Good Friday Daub I

oil on board

Happy Easter,


Post Script: I noodled with this daub a bit more, resisted fussing but I felt it needed more definition. My intention was to accentuate the projectiles coming toward the Son of God.

I’m happier with the painting, I can now let it be. I appreciate the kind words of encouragement I have received concerning this experiment.


Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

6 thoughts on “Spring Arising”

  1. Thank you, and happy Easter to you as well.

    I like this, it’s very loose and free, your aqua and cadmium red highlights are quite effective. I think you should do more quick and gestural pieces like this.

    Just sayin’

    1. Thank you Richard, unfamiliar territory so I appreciate the feedback- will certainly try to incorporate this into my studio practice.

    1. Well you tickle me with the Rouault comparison, a favorite of mine. I will definitely do more, thank you my friend.

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