Mickey Boisvert Art Blog
Two summers ago I took a one-day painting workshop with Carol Maguire http://www.carolmaguire.com/ and we've remained in touch. Carol responded to recent work posted on http://artid.com/members/mickey, saying "watch your edges." These three simple words have helped solve the frustration I've had wondering why most of my paintings look so illustrative and not painterly. Because all my edges are sharp! Making some edges sharp and others soft (out of focus) will direct the viewer's eye and add depth and interest. I think that's why this small painting on tapestry works.