Alia Zaal in Vetheuil
Maison Oscar-Claude Monet
Autumn: October- November 2021
After the ‘plein air’ attempt, the painting from memory, and the studying photographs from the Vetheuil landscapes, I had a feeling I wanted to be more and more immersed in the patterns and color palette around me. I painted on different surfaces with different mediums. I painted a wallpaper roll with ink and pastels.
I painted on small canvas boards that kind of looked like thumbnails of landscapes in different light, with different ‘white balance’ on each one.
I also looked at subjects around me from a distance (outside my windows of my studio and my bedroom) but also up-close and zoomed in. Looking at landscapes from different points of view allowed me to create more interesting compositions and think of them covering the walls or wrapping a chair or covering a light source or concealing the floor.
I want to be in the landscape without a frame.