Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Long View

I have wanted to do long views for a while. Only time will tell if it's a beneficial path. What happens when I finish a picture is that, whether I like it or not, I am committed to it enough to put it here, which I sometimes regret, and you may too. Sometimes what I thought was not so great turns out better over time, but more often what I thought was splendid, I put away in storage. I have about 90 paintings on view in my studio space. I retire a few each couple weeks to make room for the new ones. (I also will revise a painting and put it back up.)

2 comments:

Kelly Marszycki said...

It's funny but I just did an entry on my blog about that problem. I'm not sure my approach is the right one, though. So where do all these "retired" paintings go? I like your long views -- was it Emerson who wrote that "the healthy eye demands an horizon?"

Bob Lafond said...

Kelly, Good luck with your sale. You have some really nice paintings available. I would love to sell more things. At this point, I have given more away, usually to charity auctions. Fortunately, they asked me.

I don't know about Emerson, but Thoreau wrote that his library consisted of some 1000 books, 750 of which he was the author. The numbers aren't correct, but you get the idea.

Bob