Thursday, July 30, 2009

Primary or secondary experience?

oil on canvas (16"x20")

I heard Squeak Carnwaith interviewed on PBS the other day and she said that one can look at all the printed and projected images one wants, but in order to truly "see" a painting, one must see it in person...I totally agree. I am relating to my frustration at not being able to accurately take a true photo of my own painting, as well as the charcoal drawings. So much is lost when one is unwilling to hire someone who knows what they are doing. Even if I could, I agree with her, there is so much of the color, surface texture, size that cannot translate otherwise. If it's just about the image, I guess that doesn't matter so much, but there are so many subtle details that contribute to the experience of viewing a painting.. Probably just me and my own personal bias.

On another topic, I really need to get a website up and running. The archives of this blog are now way too long. It worked well originally, as all I wanted to do was let people know what I was doing.. and I didn't have much... but now, scrolling back over the years is not very efficient. Hope to say, Coming soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Two in one

Two canvases, 16"x20" each..

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Studio tour

While my son had his camera out, I thought it might be fun to post a video of my studio!
The space is very efficient, nice place to work! When I see large art studios, I always notice with envy the lack of clutter... but I am not complaining... I am happy to have a great space devoted to work! Lucky me!