Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Out of the old
It's time to take a break from garden paintings. I have eleven works staring at me. I've decided 7 are totally finished and 4 are questionable in many ways. I need to look at what I've done up to this point with fresh eyes. I've turned them all into the wall and cast my eyes elsewhere for awhile.
I'm returning to work I started almost four years ago. Here is one of two mixed media works based on family history that have never worked. I keep moving them from one spot to another in my studio. In my mind they are the result of having too much to say and not censoring it for composition.
I've been fiddling with cropping in my photo program to see if I can find good compositions. Below are two options I've come up with. When I find ones I like, I will unwrap the canvas and cut it to make individual pieces and adhere them to gallery panels. It will be hard to take the knife to it.
Choices I'm considering (approx 8 x10 size)
Then there's square.. I like this choice because I could do three and have the more abstract one in the middle. I will cut them to the same size when the time comes.