Thanks Marilyn. I guess I should clarify a bit more on what I meant to say. Really I should have said...I love about 30% of my work, I like about %60 of my work and I probably dislike only about %10. That %10 I usually wipe down, or never post. However, there are a small handful of paintings on my blog I dislike. But most paintings I post have something I like. I guess what would be nice, and what I am striving for, would be to flip-flop my %30 with my %60.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Painting really is a crazy juggle. It's hard to figure out all of the components that go into a successful painting every time. I was telling a friend the other day that I seem to really only like about a third of my paintings. He didn't seem to think these were bad odds.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I will be the first to admit my lack of creativity with titles. If it were up to me I would probably name all my paintings 'Untitled 1', 'Untitled 2', etc. But I realize there is a chance to redefine a painting with a good title, or even give the painting more stare-time with a clever tag. So...if anyone ever has a good replacement title, I will certainly consider it.
Now, some might see the bottom object as an orange. And who could blame you. My camera just is not capturing the more subtle red and is instead translating the color to a more orange appearance. Sorry. Trust me it is more red in person.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Large dark areas are hard for me. I don't know why. Actually I don't have any black and just mix a bunch of my dark blues and reds and greens together. Really in no particular order. I just keep mixing until I get a massive pile of color, and more than half of it goes into the trash. So, I wish I knew more about different blacks. Maybe I wouldn't waste so much paint.