|Morning Coffee on The Deck, 2012, 4 1/4" x 8"|
Yesterday's pastel cropped. Ah ha! A method of making small paintings finally mastered thanks to JD pressing buttons he should never have touched on the TV remote. He lost the picture.He whined. He complained he can't fall asleep unless he's watching TV. The only way to get his cartoons back was to find the remote that came with the set.
I went through every drawer and every shelf in the room. Point of first use is my storage motto. The remote was no where near the set. It was just gone. All that I found in my design file drawers was the split mat I use for cropping. I took it and applied it to yesterday's spontaneous, but rather rambling pastel and voila! A little painting 5" x 8"matted for an overall size of 9" x 12"". $65 bucks double matted at Etsy's!
Making little paintings from big, not particularly successful endeavors, is perfect for me who finds working small claustrophobic. We all know there are successful passages in overall unsuccessful pieces . There's always something to save. Split mat corners help find it. Every studio should have a a couple of sets.