Gouache Forest

“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.”
– Erich Fromm


Gouache Forest

5.5″ x 10″ Gouache on Art Spectrum Colourfix

I really love this odd little painting.  It’s another older one.  I was having fun playing with light and shadow, with a limited pallet, letting the colourfix play a big role.  Little did I know back then, that I would be developing this style into a fun way to find my voice.  How fun is that?

About Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm, the humanist German psychoanalyst and author, is best known for his book, The Art of Loving, which describes love as care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge. Born in Germany in 1900, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, fleeing Hitler’s regime. He taught at a number of universities in the U.S. and Mexico and wrote eight books delineating his view of human nature. He believed that modern society makes us feel isolated and long to reach out to others. He died in 1980.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 07:25:25

    I really like this, also, especially that little patch of light on the forest floor. This painting is a memory for anyone who has walked among the trees.


  2. Carol King
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 23:13:06

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE YOUR STYLE! And it’s so nice to see a piece from when you were developing it.

    I love the stylized leaves and land. And of course the cool shadows.


  3. Artswebshow
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 09:52:43

    I like this.
    A great picture


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