Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Cold Shoulders"

I did this painting last April as one of my two entries for the annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (www.lywam.org)   My other entry was accepted.  In the meantime, this piece gathered dust in the corner of the studio as I wasn't entirely happy with it....but didn't know why.

A month or two ago I took a critical look at it and decided the composition wasn't as good as it could be - so I cropped five inches off the left side.  Eureka!    But then I couldn't find a frame that worked  - nothing looked right.  Finally, I mounted it on an Ampersand cradleboard - frameless - on 2" deep birch...looking much like 'gallery wrap'.    It works for this piece, giving it a very contemporary feel.

 

"Cold Shoulders"   24" x 12"  oil on board   

I saw these cherub statues - all playing different musical instruments - at a garden center in Tucson.  

4 comments:

  1. Great job w/ all the whites. They're a really fun challenge!

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  2. Very beautiful and I love the subject matter!

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  3. Sometimes all it takes is a good cropping! Great job!

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  4. I just found your blog....wonderful work and so inspiring. I just love this piece.
    Great title too ;)

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