Oil on canvas, 24x24
Those of you who've been following this blog for a while know that I've long had love affairs with "unfinished" paintings. Click here to see a landscape that I left "unfinished," and here to see a cat I left "unfinished."
Interestingly, older female artist friends accosted me about both of these paintings, and I argued with them that the pieces were finished, and left them that way.
This one, "Beach Houses," is the start of a series, I think. My idea is that where there IS paint, it will be heavy - but beyond what is absolutely necessary for the painting, there will be no paint, or just sketchy hints. My thought about this painting was that I would add a blast of swirly, heavy sky, at the horizon behind the houses - but then I got this far and thought that perhaps I should just leave it.
So what do you think? Like it? Hate it? Think it screams for more paint, more finishing, more sky, more land? Or is it intriguing and inviting and minimal, just as it is?
(That brings up something that's amused me for years. I was in a bookstore, when they still were plentiful, and saw a whole series of books about simplifying one's life. If the author knew what she was about, wouldn't there have been only one book?)
Peter says he thinks this painting looks unfinished, and he really hates the blue sketchy lines. He says he'd like them better if they were tan. My friend, the remarkable painter Ronet Noe, says she likes this as it is and is sure someone will love it and buy it.
Please click the comment box below to let me and other readers know what you think about this painting. I am truly interested.
Dog of the Day
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