Music 2 (Clouds and Doors) 30 x 40 Acrylic Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas
As you can see this is the second in my Music Series paintings. You probably see something different, though. I have chosen to begin giving my paintings a subtitle. Why? Because for people who are more auditory than visual this is important...and for people who are visual who sometimes need a bit of a hint as to what was happening with me when I was painting. Yes, I am trying to meet the needs of the viewer. Before, I have been mostly interested in painting and in having the viewer interpret the painting the way it spoke to them. Apparently this is very difficult for some people, so I have made the change with this series. But I am only doing the subtitles. What is your opinion on this subject? Do you think giving a painting an actual title is better? Does it give the viewer something to grab onto? Does not giving a title leave the viewer confused?
So this particular painting was painted while listening to The Rolling Stones. And you may notice something interesting here...no purple or even blue. Well, that isn't black it is Paynes Gray...so a tiny bit of blue, but not obvious. I know using Paynes Gray has some issues for some artists. What do you think of it? I love it very much, but I know some feel as though it is better to use black. Do you have an opinion about this? I would love to hear from you.
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