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!

7 comments:

Ma Fray said...

yassas Mary! \i lookforward to your new format. \having good time in Greece but computer is old and keyboard limited to Greek \letters. See you soon!

xola said...

Just do it....you will love it! It's the next step to........

SilverGenes said...

I found your blog accidentally and it has turned out to be pure serendipity. Wandering through your waterscapes has been good for my soul and an inspiration to pick up the brushes again. Thank you for posting these - your talent and sense of light and color is something I would not want to miss. They may not be perfect representations of your work but they do convey the message and the joy. Again, thank you!

Artist Richard Del Ponte said...

Your paintings look GREAT on my screen!!! I wish a could see them in person....http://delponteart.blogspot.com Del Ponte

Artist Richard Del Ponte said...

I added a link on my blog.
http://delponteart.blogspot.com

Jai said...

These are by far the most true pictures of water I've ever seen. I am absolutely staggered by your talent. Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

These are the kind of paintings I WISH I could do ... and would LOVE to see in person, but I don't live anywhere near California! Do you show/sell anywhere else or on the web? I used to live near the Atlantic and miss the sense of freedom you get from looking out at the sea! Please post again soon!