07/14/2005: "Serendipity and intentions in art."
Well, i repainted her arm and the cat last night and I think the painting is working better now. Read Holly's comments about the placement of books in paintings, it's really interesting. It got me thinking about how many choices I make for completely random reasons that other people may read into (and rightly so) and how I always place more weight on a paintings composition (form and color) than on the narrative.
I don't have a thing for blonde hair for example (a friend pointed out that I have brown hair and yet I never paint women with brown hair and what that meant about my self-esteem etc.) but the truth is, I use mostly primary colors and yellow is one that I use alot in the lower parts of my canvases so I have to balance it out by adding yellow to the upper part of the canvas and sometimes the only place to do it is the hair, end of story.
My self esteem is in tact thank you very much.