Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A meditative change of pace

So here's a small study inspired by the work of Rothko. A voice my head tells me I'm abetter abstract artist than what I believe. When painting abstractly you are not confined by many of the rules of observation to make something look believable. However you still have to understand principles of composition, colr, line, and all the umpteen relationships that make an artwork successful. And even then, the battle to make something look truly beautiful to an artists internal liking is elusive at best.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Peach in a bowl

I like how the bowl turned out in this piece. In a forum I often post in another artist commented about how the piece had a melancholy feeling. I consider a piece successful, despite the level of technical expertise, if it can communicate an emotion.

5" x 7" acrylic on canvas paper
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Monday, September 01, 2008

Faded Daisy and medicine bottle

I feel good about this piece. The more I do these studies, the more I find the hard work comes in the planning aspect. What to paint, arranging the composition, and value study is more difficult than the painting part. By the time I get to painting, that's easy.