3.16.2013

On Writing



My Son Gave These To Me
8"x 8"
acrylic on gessoboard


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I am listening to "On Writing" by Stephen King, although I have never read  his books or seen his movies. :)

At one point he talks about who it is he writing too. He says, "all novels are really letters aimed at one person" ..."I wonder what he or she will think when he or she reads this part".

I always think of the client or the person who may buy it. I want it to add something special to their home. Will he/she notice this part?

They may live with it for years!

I always want to hear the story, the humor, the tenderness, the reason behind what they want me to create. That is very important!

But, I create for the artist too. (although, he or she doesn't know it!) 
Will he/she like the edges, the shape, the flow? How is the value, the warm and cool? Is the drawing okay, the proportion? Is there enough balance, contrast, etc....

Do he/she like it? :)

It is a combination of both. 

6 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

What a magnificent painting and the sentiment is so tender. You are an amazing woman.

Cat Beringer said...

Gorgeous reflections! what a lovely painting.

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love the light and the composition - and what a wonderful way to remember a gift from your son! Beautifully done :)

Natalie Sokolova said...

so simple and so attractive!
love it :)
Nat

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love the drama you have brought to this, Annie....the light spills out!

I treasure the little portrait you did of me. On most days, I just walk by but just yesterday I stopped to take a closer look. Every time I do, I remember the day the image was taken, at Port Canaveral, having lunch with my husband, daughter and grandchildren, miserably hot day but having a wonderful time. Thank you so very much for making those memories so vivid through your work. I will cherish it the rest of my life and I know my daughter and granddaughter will too.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love the drama you have brought to this, Annie....the light spills out!

I treasure the little portrait you did of me. On most days, I just walk by but just yesterday I stopped to take a closer look. Every time I do, I remember the day the image was taken, at Port Canaveral, having lunch with my husband, daughter and grandchildren, miserably hot day but having a wonderful time. Thank you so very much for making those memories so vivid through your work. I will cherish it the rest of my life and I know my daughter and granddaughter will too.

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