Flavors of a Painting
What flavors do you prefer in the paintings you choose?
Landscapes, abstracts, still life, figurative?
Color, style, texture, subjects?
One of my favorite ingredients in creating a painting is a flavor or spice that I have tasted in another painter’s work.
You may not be able to “taste it” but my Guatemala painting, Under the Umbrella, was influenced by a favorite painting, Two Sisters, Valencia (left) by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida that I have admired for years at the Chicago Art Institute.
After viewing and studying small ancestor/fertility sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, I experimented with some more exotic flavors painted on old acrylic pallets (below).
A much more subtle wisp of flavor influenced my Colorado paintings. Probably unnoticeable to others, I owe something to the 1850-70’s Luminist movement.
The flavor of surrealist Salvador Dali may be a little stronger in my painting, Greek God Aeolus Breathing through Giant Roses.
What flavors/ingredients do you favor and sense in your collection of paintings? Let me know in the comments section.
This 48" x 48" oil painting was certainly a challenge, but it's finished and will soon go to its new home.
Just Bag It
You can find my paintings on this and other bags at FineArtAmerican.com. A Valentine's Day gift, perhaps? ❤️
A Tiny Subject Survey
I'm taking a survey about people's favorite subject matter -- what are yours? Landscapes, still life, abstract, figures, something else? Put your answer in the comment section, and I'll let you know results next time around.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my about my ideas and inspirations, and to peruse the work on my site. I'm always interested in your feedback.