Friday, August 5, 2011
hannahreimartistca: Subject Matter Matters- Or does it?: "Subject Matter Matters- POPPIES MY WAY I have blogged about flowers before but the subject still annoys me. How to paint them in a non-paint..."
|Encaustic on Board. Sold. Detail below.|
I have blogged about flowers before but the subject still annoys me. How to paint them in a non-painterly way. Such a ubiquitous subject matter, flowers. Especially the poppy. The watercolourists suprema. The penultimate flower. Great colour, interesting form. And of course. It's not a rose.
Roses, another sore point for me.
So here we are, choosing to paint flowers again. Poppies that are not easily identifiable at first glance. Encaustic is a wonderful medium for my goal. Wax and paint will move the painting along without giving the whole story away. Happily, I am somewhere between impressionistic and abstract. If I would be so bold as to give advice on selecting subject matter for painting I would say, the subject matters and then it doesn't. Are you clear on that? Of course you are.