Sunday, October 30, 2011

An Artist's Benefit

Vacation Promenade, 20  x 16

One benefit of being a full time artist is hanging recently completed oil paintings in my home for a period of time before going off to a gallery or someone's permanent home. I love the luxury of seeing my work in my living room or family room as I walk through the house. This allows me to see subtle edits that can be made and to experience the pure joy of my work. The downside is that sometimes I fall so in love with a piece that it becomes almost unbearable to part with it. Vacation Promenade brings back wonderful memories of my European paint trips. I believe I succeeded in capturing the activity of this street in Rouen, France. The shadows work well and the marbling effect unifies the painting nicely. I haven't had many blog comments lately (but then I haven't made too many posts either). Anyway, I would love to hear what you think of this piece. For you artists, do you also hang your own work in your home before sending them on to a gallery or buyer?

1 comment:

  1. This piece is gorgeous and didn't want to leave your post without letting you know that. I am such a fan of yours and find your blog full of information and inspiration. Thanks!