Once a painting gets large enough to make the viewer step backward, it takes on an impact that feels like an environment.
Finding ways to store the work to get a feel for it is important. I like to live with a painting for a while before I can comfortably say it’s done. This is a struggle for a lot of artists. I get a sense of calm like a problem solved, but if I scrutinize anything there always something more that could be done.
A few years ago I began painting tea bags. It turned out to be a good subject to illustrate mood using color. The shape also let me play with different minimalist compositions. I returned to a painting that was painfully close to good but unresolved. I changed the color scheme and altered the composition slightly. I’m delighted with the result. It confirms the value of perseverance. Now I’m inspired by what I learned.
Join us Opening Night for a evening of Art and Serendipity.
Love & Fate is an exhibit of black and white photography with insightful and unexpected interpretations. See the work, meet new artists, learn about your fate with a tarot card reading, and find new works in the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery. You may learn a lucky secret, make a new connection, or find a gift for yourself and your Valentine.
Sometimes I don’t mind when a painting doesn’t sell because it’s such a pleasure living with it, but as soon as someone loves it too, I change my mind and want to share the pleasure if it’s company.
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