Thursday, December 15, 2011
Five paintings...Three different media...can you pick 'em?
I receive interesting and appreciated comments from time to time, here in my blog, on various artist social virtual communities and so forth that will suggest that I own a certain medium, that is...perhaps paint best with, or a signature style that moves folks...(?) They will say, "like your oils, but...this is definitely your medium" ...and have received such comments even as recent as the first two honest efforts painting digitally. (Howard Johnson below, more recent example).
To me, its all paint...and it all has to be pushed about or applied differently, and the fun of course is fleshing out how that comes necessarily to be for yourself. What are the unique traits about a medium that is superior to others or comes up short? What do you have to do differently to accommodate the medium to get a result you've learned to do with another, etc...?
Here are five paintings that I have set aside for a gallery's interest. I love their choice, I believe these are fine works of mine that I myself am fond of, the memories of where I was painting them, and so forth...but, for fun...there are three mediums used here. One could go back and find each one and discover what medium I used...but if you play fair, just by looking...what would your guess be? Two are oils...two are gouache, and one is acrylic...and as always, click on the image to bring up larger view...also, if you can...what distinguishes what you think represents one medium from another that might have brought you to choose what you did? (now that's tough I think)....