I Love You…
What does one love, if one is a painter? Clearly, when I met Ovanes Berberian for the first time, he loves painting. Actually, he loves to play with his paint. Much like a child making sand castles on a beach.
The painting below, was painted outdoors [i.e. plein air] near the same location that Ovanes was painting the same motif, at the same time, at Redfish Lake. Hence the name.
It is one of the first outdoor paintings I ever executed, so it’s quality is not what I would hope. But now, I see I need to do more outdoor painting. Maybe, some day, I will be able to paint outdoors in much the same fashion I do indoors; like playing.
“Ovanes’ Love”, 14×11 PA oil on canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 29aug07, Choate7 palette.