Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Improvisation for Ornette Coleman #4

T. Renner, "Improvisation for Ornette Coleman #4," oil on canvas, 18" x 24".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was in college taking art classes everybody named their work,"untitled". I think the name of the work is just as important as the work itself. It is like the icing on the cake.

As I scrolled through the work you have posted here, I kept going back to this one, maybe it is the fact that I actually got out and attacked the yard work that was long overdue and the words of T. S. Eliot's Wasteland are going around in my head, "APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."
... I realize that your work has more to do with music than anything I am talking about but there is something in this improvisation that speaks of the bursting colors we see as the world struggles to come to life after a cold winter. You may not have intended this but when I look at this painting I see the freshness and hope that comes after a spring rain.