So spent today putting mirror plates on my pictures and dropping off some posters. Also worrying about the quality of the work, but hey-ho, I think that goes with the territory.
Anyway, it was far too sunny to be stuck in the studio. To make up for skiving I'm hoping to go into the studio over the weekend and get some new serious focus.
In the meantime, I'm puzzling over this (unframed) picture and what to do about it. There are bits of it I like, but it doesn't seem to work in its full size, so I've tried to crop it in these thumbnails. The picture is the view from Slumbay.
|Looking back from Slumbay|
|Looking back from Slumbay (letterbox)|
Then I was thinking that if I tear the picture up, I could maybe end up with a second picture, like this.
Continuing on this cropping theme, here's the picture that was rejected by RSW this year (I'm getting over it now!)
|View from Ardaneaskan|
|A different view of Ardaneaskan shore|
Then suddenly Jacqueline's words ring in my ears - don't get precious about bits of a picture - it has to work as a whole, compositionally, tonally, treatment and colour. How could I have forgotten that! So now I'm in a quandry...should I take this one out of its frame and crop it. Or will I just speculate endlessly over it next Friday when it's on the wall!
Sometimes art is so difficult, isn't it?