One of my favorite things to do as an artist is to open my studio to visitors. It gives me a chance to show people not only where I work but how I work. I can provide a narrative to my work and be available to answer questions. One example is a new series of blue and white paintings. I painted these during the winter and they were loosely based on a garden. I don’t use any photographs so I was pulling images from my memory of blue and white flowers.
After finishing the first painting, I was pleased and wanted to continue with the palette and theme but I wanted the next one to be looser. Success Then I wanted to paint a third but abstract it further by just depicting soft petals of various sizes all over the canvas. Finally, I wanted to paint another of abstracted petals but I wanted this painting to have more contrast and I wanted the petals to be a bit more geometric.
It was nice to be able to explain the natural progression of the series during Open Studios. I don’t want to keep painting the same image again and again. I want to see where the paint takes me!