Linda’s letters

Still thinking about edges………edges actually determine form.  Every shape that is selected for a composition will have some sort of an edge.  Squint down, and determine the importance of an edge…..what are you trying to accomplish?

Linda’s letters

With regard to edges, I believe it’s a matter of squinting.  I’ve always called it “looking thru my eyelashes.”  And, then, of course, asking questions….finding out what’s important, where do I want the viewers eye to go, where is my center of interest, how do I create drama, what’s important, what isn’t.  Those are a few of the questions I’m asking myself as I squint at a subject.  

Linda’s Letters

Every year, I try and gi e myself a few challenges.  This year, with regard to my artwork, I would like to direct some of my thinking towards edges.  Edges in paintings can be crisp, clean, direct, diffused, lost……they can disappear or reappear.  They can even create a more dimensional look to your piece.  We have laods of choices with regard to edges.  Just as shapes, values and color work for us in a painting, edges can also dictate th direction or flow of interest n a canvas.

Linda’s Letter’s

Jo Gemmill, owner of the English Tea Room has invited me to exhibit selected dog paintings in her main dining room.  They are for sale.  You would enjoy having lunch or tea there.  Believe me, her scones are to die for.

 

Dogs have always been a huge part of my life…..and at one time, I was a licensed dog handler.  I have not only done shows, but obedience work and field training as well.

Linda’s Letters

Be sure and see the “Small Works art show” sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League at the English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St., Carefree, Az.  You might find the perfect stocking stuffer, and while you’re there, enjoy one of their wonderfully delicious scones.