September Landscapes

18" x 24" oil on canvas © Antonio Dias
“High Tide”
18″ x 24″
oil on canvas

A series of recent landscapes painted without intention. These paintings develop from the first gestural marks on the canvas. Hints at a color-world appear. At each step, I only look for what is out of place, or just allow what the hand does to happen. A point is reached where an image coalesces. From there, what is required of me is to continue without imposing until the canvas reaches a point of sufficiency.

These grow out of discoveries that came to a head with this painting,

oil on canvas, 24" x 30" © Antonio Dias
“…And the Land is Hard”
24″ x 30″
oil on canvas

They are also related to this series of Cape Cod paintings,

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