Thursday, November 19, 2009
Over the river & through the woods!
I've been painting with the Columbia Art Gallery's small works show in mind. This painting came out as I'd hoped. Submit this one?....the fun of deciding which pieces to take to the gallery can't happen until all the possible paintings are lined up. It is then when it becomes clearer if a painting isn't quite "there". I'm better at editing my work than a few years ago. I remember distinctly being very confused about which painting was better or worse than another. No objectivity. I would have my neighbor come over to tell me! He is not a visual artist per se....but he works in wood and he has a good eye. One time he asked me what an object was in one of my paintings. Oops! move that one to the do-not-take stack. Even though I do not feel as befuddled about which of my paintings are stronger/weaker I might still ask him over..just to see if he agrees with me. Do you have a friend who is your "art barometer?"