Sunday, January 24, 2010

Poppy on masa - update



I've slowly added more layers to this poppy and am not sure if I like it or not.  I think its getting overpowered by blues and may be schedule for a do-over. But I'll continue on for awhile yet and see what definition I can pull out of it.

The piece is 19.5 x 21 inches so fairly square and looks much better in real life and from a distance.  Its one of my bug bears about displaying pieces of art on a computer screen.  They tend to be closer views of a piece which never shows it at its best.  Yes, we all peer at close range hoping to see the secrets of the art universe unearthed in a brushstroke, but in reality, standing back to view you get the true effect of a piece.

2 comments:

Billie Crain said...

I think this is stunning, Jeanette! There actually is a blue poppy but either way this is your poppy and it's lookin' gooood.:) I'm liking that Masa paper, too.

Jeanette said...

Thanks so much Billie. Yes, I've seen photos of blue poppies and always wanted to grow some, likely not here though.

I'll play some more with the poppy and see what happens. Its only paper isn't it?