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Caroline Henry Art Blog

Trying to be more specific.

by Caroline , May 24, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: making art, marketing and promotion, materials, pastel, shadow

I'm really working at being more specific and describing my art as if the reader couldn't see the image, as per Mary's advice. Interestingly, the two paintings I've listed since I started trying to implement that advice show as most viewed of all my work on ArtId per the "traffic statistics" listed under business tools.

My most recent work is described as "A pastel drawing is a still life which depicts a coffee cup and fruit on a table with a shadowed wall in the background. Warm brown and gold tones predominate but are cooled by the greens in the pear and apple and the blue shadows. Image is 8" by 12" presented in and protected by a 16" by 20" mat." I described this pastel as a drawing rather than a painting because I truly treated the pastels as drawing tools and the finished work has a good deal of evidence of line work. The paper beneath is part of the drawing--it is the beige behind the dark shadows on the wall. This was a simple, quick, and fun piece, but not so quick that I didn't have a separate coffee cup handy for drinking!




  Viney ( homepage )

08/08/2011 * 00:04:29

A bit surpirsed it seems to simple and yet useful.

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