"Big Red" is not actually the title I decided on for this piece! It's title is "The View From Here". Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24", 2018. The View From Here shows poppies, a subject covered in two previous pieces, this time looking at the underside of a flower from slightly below. I love the red and orange tones against the simple background. I think it would look great high over a mantlepiece or big piece of furniture. Do you agree?
You can go back to read more about the first of these two paintings, called At Peace, At Last. The second is, as you see here, quite different. There's a year or so between them, the first was 2016 and the second, started autumn 2017 and completed early 2018. The mood and style are different, though to me they work well together. Poppies in the Sun; 2018
16" x20"; Acrylic on canvas panel At Peace, At Last; 2016
16” x 20”; Acrylic on canvas panel Up next - another, differe
I’ve seen a lot of posts and articles about having a strong style. Finding your voice and sticking to it, creating consistent work, focusing on one medium. While I understand from a marketing point of view it makes it easier, as an audience will more readily recognize similar work as yours, doing just one thing still seems somewhat contradictory to me.
A number of very well-known artists, though best known for one medium or style of work, actually divided their time between
The Arts on the Credit TOUR was September 22-23, in Port Credit. We had a lovely weekend and super weather. My next shows in are in December, so time to start preparing for holiday gift giving ideas and greetings cards! I'll have a selection of my silk and cotton print clutch and pouch bags, and cards. Coming up are Fair December, on December 1 & 2, then the Gladstone Hotel Marketplace: Textile Edition, on December 16.