Friday, July 11, 2008
We ordered Chinese the other night and my fortune cookie said that my heart will make itself known through my words.
A comment on yesterday's post asked if I included my writings with my art when I sell them.
With my fortune cookie in mind, I wonder if I am limiting myself by allowing you to know the stories behind the work. At what point does the work become a literal illustration?
I believe the joy of abstract work lies in the freedom of interpretation . We all see things differently.
So the answer is no. No, I do not include the writings when I send work to my agents. I am only sharing this with you on my blog.
It's like a visual diary, so to speak.
With that in mind, today's painting is about light.
Since all my supplies are still somewhere in transit, in limbo, or purgatory; I am working with this little set of opaque watercolors. I cannot achieve the level of contrast with them as I would like. I ran out of white and was too lazy to go get more. This painting is about light in low contrast with barely any white.
You see, sometimes it's better not to know the story behind the art.