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To straighten or not... that is the question? Frequently this dilemma seems to surface when painting interiors - do I go back and straighten the very obvious "wonky" lines that should be either verticals or horizontals - like the window frames, the counter top or kitchen cabinets or do I just let them go.. do I answer that little voice in my head that poses the question "are you really sure you want to leave those crooked lines in... maybe you should get your ruler and just straighten it out .. you know.. just a pinch here... or a stroke there?"
I guess that comes from my graphic design days when - "crooked" was just not acceptable. Unless we're talking about the rental company that leased me my first Mac SE for $385 a month! You know the ones that were as slow as molasses, no memory, and you had to have a million colored discs to store your data on. 25 years later and look at our technology now!
So for now - I'm going to fight the urge to straighten those lines. Instead I'll silence the voice in my head by answering "I paint character lines now just like the ones around my eyes, mouth and forehead - no need to straighten - just go with the flow" :)
Gallery Notes: Today was the last day of our Small Works Show - the show has been up since the beginning of December - we had 32 local artists participating and we were able to make a small but nice contribution to an organization in town called Ball and Socket Arts, LLC. We had a photo op with Ilona the visionary behind the whole project and were welcomed in as "Sockateers" - another name for Big Fan of the Future Ball and Socket Art Complex.
And... one of my larger paintings... "Bloom Where you are Planted" SOLD today to a dear friend ! WhooHa!
Thanks for viewing my art and reading my blog -
Until tomorrow - Day 11 - and the canvas awaits me -
Peace and blessings,
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