Friday, August 8, 2008

Sunset Study
8 x 10

This is one of a number of studies I have done recently to work out some ideas for a larger painting. I tend to get a bit obsessed with a general visual idea and then try out different compositions, formats and color harmonies. Its been suggested somewhere ( I think it was in Art & Fear), that artists have a handful of themes that they spend their entire creative lives exploring in different ways. I don't know how true this is across the board, but I think it may be the case with me. I'm talking here about themes or ideas, rather than the specific imagery, although for me, those two things go very much hand in hand. I think its time well spent to think about the things you love and love to paint.

7 comments:

Don Gray said...

Lovely painting, Deborah.

Julie Leiman Weaver said...

I don't know if that's true for everyone, but I personally agree for myself anyway, that at some point you realize that you're really working on an idea or a small group of ideas over and over again only in different ways, kind of like Monet and his haystacks.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Don!

Hi Julie.I do think its true for many artists, although in my own case I think I just realized that fairly recently. Thanks for visiting!

A Reason to Paint said...

Love the light in this; a beautiful painting Deborah.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Triecia. I really like that little nocturne on your blog!

HELENE J said...

I Like your painting very much!Your are very talented!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Helene and thanks for stopping by!