"Life Changes", continues to do so!! After the layers from yesterday dried, this is what I have. The face is pretty much gone. I do strive to keep it as abstract as possible. Someone always sees something in it, but that's okay, as long as it's not distracting to the painting.. The face not only distracted me, but it was looking out, away from the painting, which would make the viewer's eye travel off the canvas. I have managed to give myself another problem, the new line is awfully strong and is chopping up the canvas. So I layered on more paint this morning. I'm still waiting for it to dry. This pouring is a lengthy process with so many translucent layers!
I'm looking for the composition to have some push and pull. You should be able to delve into the painting, have somewhere to travel in and also, things of interest to carry you back out. Your eye needs to travel the canvas and not get stuck anywhere. These are just a few of the things that I am striving for as I work on my paintings. Colors of course add a certain personality that conveys a feeling of emotion or peace. The angles at which the shapes come together gives a surface tension that can make it vibrate or soothe the troubled soul.
Today I am also looking at transportation of paintings to and from their destinations. Boxes, padding, all the essentials must be ordered and ready to go. There is a lot to pulling a show together. Currently I have a dozen paintings that work well together, but a couple hundred that are still possibilities! There is an old saying, the first 300 paintings are just practice!! Maybe it all is practice as we constantly strive to improve. In art, I tend to be a perfectionist! Happy Tuesday all!
Sue moved to Houston, TX in 1978. She was born in Michigan, but has lived in many states since. In Texas there is a saying, I wasn't born here, but I got here as soon as I could! It has become home in every way. Houston has such a vibrant art scene, it's a great place to be for an artist! There are always art shows to see as well as fellow artists to share with and I am fortunate to have family nearby.