Sunday, January 3, 2010

From Real to Fiction






Frustrated by the mud strewn larger painting, I chose to
crop out 5 tiny abstracts. You say, "well that's cheating"
and I say "first you have to have enough sense to decide to
crop. Then you have to choose where to crop. Of course this
takes up to 45 years of experience. If you believe all that then
I've got 5 little abstracts that I'll sell cheap. It was a fun conclusion
to a very sad painting.

10 comments:

loriann said...

I actually really like these PB.....
A LOT! The colors you are calling mud are really beautiful neutrals. Wonderful layering and LUMINOSITY. Like I keep telling you "you are onto something." And no you are not cheating.. they are yours.. you can display them however you choose. Bravo! Five little gems.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

I like these - and who says cropping is cheating? Nothing wrong with that!

We all need a little cropping now and then.

Double "D" said...

Thanks B, I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I have a drawer full of mats in all sizes that I've cut from the centers of other mats.
I kept walking by the painting today and the sun was shining in on the lower portion. I finally looked closely and grabbed a mat from the drawer and started exploring. They're tiny but I guess worth saving. At least I feel better about the time spent.
I appreciate you guidance.
Your painting buddy.

Double "D" said...

You're right Deb,
Cropping is creating!
You make me laugh which is a good thing.
Thanks,
Doug

Kelly said...

I like the cropped pieces too!

Double "D" said...

Hi Kelly, nice to see you stranger.
I hope you are well and everything is ok.
Take care,
Doug

SamArtDog said...

DD--I think you're turning into a different painter. Oooooo! Kinda scary. Very cool!

You think butterflies ever get scared? Probably, but look what happened to them!

Double "D" said...

Well Sam,
The whole process is kinda scary.
Hopefully it will take some recognizable form that I can deal with and be happy. I guess if it doesn't work out I can always go back to being a traditional painter.
Different painter ... happy painter. I hope I'm not as fragile as a butterfly.
Thanks for looking in Sam,
Doug

Jala Pfaff said...

I do that often. I don't think it's cheating: if we are the ones who created the art, then also decide how to see it differently (e.g., crop it a new way). In fact, not only is it not cheating, it's almost like creating art twice.
Love the middle one with the blue.

Double "D" said...

Hi Jala,
Thanks so much for visiting and thanks
for your supportive words. I've seen you over
at Loriann's place. She's great isn't she.
I'm off to check out your blog.
Again thanks.