Wednesday, February 9, 2011

32 to go

I really love thumbnail number 4 but just as one can rely too heavily on a reference photo, getting determined to duplicate a thumbnail can be a problem too. I finally just put the thumbnail out of sight and let the painting go in another direction. "Hometown Memory," 13 x 13 inches, on raspberry ground.

Speaking of memory: artist Loriann Signori has been posting insights about memory painting for many weeks. If you want to go deeply into this subject, visit her blog.

I thought you might like to see the thumbnail I referred to. I may use it again for a painting on a different color ground.


  1. I love the simplicity of these paintings, Barbara. You provide just enough information and let us do the rest. How much does your choice of ground color influence your work and do you choose a color depending on the mood you wish to convey?

  2. Thanks Donna, simplicity is one of my goals. I want the ground play a major role in the painting. The thumbnail feels cool and quiet but I started on a warm, spunky raspberry ground - a contradiction from the beginning. It was an interesting process but the end result was not what I had in mind.

  3. Oh dear, I missed it! Thanks for your mention of my work with memory! I love what you are doing and learn from it each time I visit. Your work with the thumbnails is inspiring!