Industrial Harmony in G (Gold), 28×40
by Joe Paquet
Joe Paquet‘s reflections on this painting:
Painting outdoors is at its best a Living Experience in which the painting is informed by all of our senses. Yet, for me the distillation of a living visual experience is best done away from the experience itself.
It is indeed an irony that facts can actually diminish a visual truth, but that has been my experience.
A dictionary filled with words will never be a poem.
My intention must be clear and singular.
Ultimately, my subjective truth must be a balance of objective facts and subjective witness to the experience.
Once I have enough objective facts to harmonize with my sensory truth, I simply look at the painting and let it tell me what it needs.
It’s not always that easy – I often think I know better (ego).
I’m learning to be more patient, a better student – to look and listen for what comes back to me and leave the superfluous facts to the lawyers and accountants.
A little mystery is a good thing.