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Black Rectangle Painting

by swiftriverarts , June 24, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: 10 foot rule, Abstract Expressionism, Jackie Griswold, Museum of Modern Art, abstract art, acrylic, expressionism

This abstract painting has an apple green background. The black rectangle has touches of brown and orange. One of the fun things about abstract art is that you can hang it in whatever direction seems right to you. And you can see whatever it is that you see...

As with many of my paintings, this started out to be something completely different. However, I'd read the blog posted by "mize" about the 10 foot rule, stepped back from the painting, and knew this one was done.

Thank you, "mize" for contributing to my art education.




  Michael Mize ( homepage )

06/24/2008 * 22:11:42

Happy to be of service! It's kind of nice when you just know that a piece is done. Often times, at least for me, nothing ever feels truly done. I just reach a point where I'm more interested in moving on to my next painting than continuing to tinker with the current one.

It reminds me of the old joke that every artist needs someonne standing behind them with a sledge hammer to let them know when they're done.

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