Monday, February 3, 2020

A New Orientation

"Round and Round and Round", 36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

Here is a piece I just finished for the Petter Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan. I treated this painting as an abstract piece, playing with colorful fabrics and round objects until I found a composition that rang true.  I painted it with this vertical orientation, and I liked the result enough to hang it outside my studio door when it was finished.  

Here's a reason I love working in a space with lots of creative people:  Richard, an artist and new friend from across the hall, said, "Wait a minute, let's see what happens when we turn it on its side".  

Well, I'll be!  I think I might prefer it with this horizontal orientation.  Now I've got to figure out a way to sign this painting which will allow it to be hung either way! 

Do you have a preferred orientation for this piece?