Party Dress, 16 x 8
Well, since returning from seeing kids over the holidays in Alaska, I have been doing a few small works for the Huff Harrington "Grand Affair" fete in late January -- they have an annual show of paintings $1,000 (a grand) or less! Nice idea, and freeing for the painter. It's a chance to try new things, small format, and let it fly... and in doing so, I have noticed, over and over, that I tend to paint in a vertical or a square format.
What does that say about me, the painter? That I'm short, and therefore like vertical, i.e. tall sizes? That I am somewhat scattered (!) and like to be formed into a square?? Who knows the truth of it, but there is no doubt that I lean, lean, LEAN to the upright and boxy shapes. I have noted, however, than when I DO break out of my mold, my paintings seem to quickly sell, as the one below:
Soft Touch, 30 x 40
Perhaps there is a lesson there for me in the new year :-)
Happy New Year and happy breaking out!!