Wednesday, March 19, 2014

challenge in key

oil on wood 30x40
Someone made the comment that my work was all high key. I struggled with that comment for awhile and realized that while I use neutrals with more saturated colors they are close to the same key. That brought on a new challenge...could I paint a lower key piece?

4 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

As an artist, I can understand listening to other's opinions. I've come to realize that no matter how much we appreciate others' opinions, we can only listen to our own inner voices. That's the hardest part about being in charge of our own art.

Lauren James said...

Looks like you met the challenge! :-) I love this one!!

Double "D" said...

I would have never said high key. Your values are always very distinct with plenty of contrast.
Don't struggle B, you know what you're doing.
This is a beautiful painting as always.
There are many definitions for hi key and lo key as well as many opinions. Stay true to your knowledge and purpose. Paint on B!

pb

loriann signori said...

Thanks so much Janelle, Lauren and PB! I wish I was immune to comments. My inner voice is strong and sometimes bossy, which helps. In moments of complete doubt, like when I prepare for a solo show I can struggle quite a bit. Thanks for all of your support and kind words!