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07/16/2006: "Potboilers anyone?"
Last night I dreampt there was a large room and starting on one end was a painting with very intense colors, and each proceding painting was a little less saturated until there was one half way round with colors so light they were practically transparent... then the painting after it had slightly more color until it arrived back at the beginning. It was like colors doing the wave at a football game and each painting had a vaugely threaded narrative theme.
I've wanted to try something it before...like colors at different times of the day, morning light, afternoon, late afternoon, early evening, night, pre-dawn....only, not the same image, different subject matters, just each one viewed from a particular time of day. I just don't know exactly what or how I want to do it. I have sooooo many preliminary sketches of soooo many different directions I could go in so I'm going to work it out on very small panels first, potboilers as Rob once called them:
"Potboiler: an artistic work created for the sole purpose of making money quickly or to maintain a steady income for the artist, thus implying that artistic values were subordinate to saleability." Though I beg to differ...these wouldn't be small for the purpose of saleability but as a means of working out a larger series in a managable size to see if it's going to work. It looked amazing in my head but...
On a different note, my sister in South Dakota called me to tell me it was 116 F in Pierre today! I saw the map of the US, red everywhere temps in the high 90s and 100s. And here in Juneau it was what? Around 52 degrees or so.? I'm glad it wasn't that hot here though I could have used a touch of sun.