Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bread and Honey
How carefully should an artist finish a painting? This is the sixty-four thousand dollar question every artist ask herself as her painting nears completion. Well placed, blended strokes with a smaller brush can take a painting on to a polished, super realistic glow. Or do you stop when the vigor of each stroke still remains visible to the eye of the viewer? Often the finish is related to the personality of the aritst; patient artists have longer attention spans and are more careful with the drawing and painting process. Impatient people are impatient artists- they want to draw it with ten lines, then get to the paint right away. Get in, paint, get out. Hey, I've only got four hours here. Let's go! All styles are valid, just different. And most artist change form tighter to looser or the other direction as the canvases add up.
This 24x16" oil on board was painted while the bread was still warm. Get in, get out, and keep it fresh!

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