Venus in the East (2 versions - still in my possession) © 1978 Tom
Ferguson about 30 x 27"
I was seeing the sky alot in early a.m. or late
afternoon from a van where I was delivering AJCs to yellow boxes around
town, a specific route... mentioned this in regard to the first two in
this category...fascinating to see a crescent moon w/Venus or whatever
hovering in the area. Subject of course is never(!) enough to make a
painting though is it... it's always the formal that carries it... if I
may venture a modernist opinion. The second one, below, is more successful
in that it has a slab appearance, a presence this top one lacks. Always
a delicate balancing act and almost never possible to articulate the
difference. The rough impasto often communicates a primordial feeling but not always.