Fields of Play

Davyd Whaley's avatar Davyd Whaley

Fields Of Play is large Oil on canvas painting, which I worked on during the rainy season here in California. It began as a large color field painting, an experiment with color. I rolled out as much canvas as possible along my studio floor working flat surface and using mixing bowls to mix various colors. I sat mid canvas, edge of the canvas, and laid horizontal to create Fields of Play. I would listen to the outside trains go by during the rainy afternoons and feel a draft come through the windows of the studio wanting it to be warmer and have the sun to come out and be brighter. I would take breaks and read my dream journal about grassy plains and meadows, flowers, things that I saw in the water. Figures would appear and be painted out again, shadows hiding behind light. The texture in the painting is very elaborate, an entire under-painting exists underneath. Fields of Play was created as an expression and meditation. Our environment is always a factor in what we create.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 12
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 5