Sunday, November 15, 2009

Extreme format

I really enjoy working in the 18 x 24 format. Somehow that 3:4 ratio rectangle makes sense to me. But, I am very attracted to paintings that are done in less expected formats.

On her blog, Loriann Signori posted an interesting demonstration and discussion on this very topic. I think you will enjoy looking at it, too. Click here.

So, I cut my 18 x 24 paper in half and came up with a 9 x 24 surface for this painting. I'm not sure that I like it, but I like the idea of it. It feels to me like a glimpse of something between the slats of a picket fence.

Done on hot press Arches with watercolor and pastel. Daisies are her favorite flower. I favor tulips. How about you?

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