Sunset, Charlestown Breachway
Oil on canvas, 10 inches by 10 inches
I am still dilly-dallying with notions about this 100-painting project I'm on the brink of starting.
For anyone who missed it, I am embarking on a project to make 100 10-inch-by-10-inch paintings. On the advice of Chris Rose, curator of the Lighthouse Gallery, and an artist and teacher whose insights I trust, I am working to limit the scope of the project - and it is tough!
Instead of 100 random paintings, Chris is encouraging me to make some choices before I set out. Subject matter is the major choice, but there are others, too, including palette and tools/brushes.
My brother Rand says he loves the idea of doing 100 dog paintings and then putting them together using mymosaicreview.com to make a giant image of a cat. I like that, too, but wonder if it seems too obvious, too easy.
Of course, if I am going to do something like this, maybe obvious and easy is the smart way to go?
At any rate, I tried a couple 10x10s the other day, and this is one. It did make me wonder if "Reflections" would be a theme, a focus. It is pretty broad, though, perhaps broad enough to get me in trouble.
One of the followers of the blog here said that I will probably wake up one morning and find the idea full-blown in my consciousness, and I do like that thought. Meantime, I'll make one more call here for ideas. Got one? Please let me know!
Jacobson Arts is located in beautiful downtown Gales Ferry, CT