Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue or not to Blue? That is the question.

I have had customers on more than one occasion and in different states say "I love it but I don't have any blue in my house". So I took the blue out of the scanned painting images in Photoshop and am going to invest in making 8" x 10" giclee prints of them. What do you think? Do you like the originals better?
From the comments on facebook I am leaning towards making the prints from the color manipulated images, no one seems to care or really notice that they are not the original painted colors.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Painting a Verb

Rising, acrylic on paper, 11.5 " x 14.25"

I wanted to take a break from the "how" of painting and focus on the "why". I followed the workshop leader, Bob Burridges', advice and did some journaling to determine a verb I wanted to paint. I was surprised by the verbs I chose: thriving, evolving and morphing. Thinking of verbs really snapped my mind into focus. I wonder why? Because painting is an action also? Or verbs are more abstract and stops your mind from thinking about concrete objects? This was fun and pure freedom.