One new, one not so new

Square formats appeal to me, and virtually all the paintings I have done over the last five years or so have been square, most very small, 10 x 10 cm, some quite large, 60 x 60 cm and several, like these medium, 20 x 20 cm. The one on the left was done a year or so ago, and when I completed the other I realised they belong together! Something I have gradually come to realise is that virtually all my paintings have a strong diagonal in them, but I have no explanation for this, other than it satisfies something for me compositionally.

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17 thoughts on “One new, one not so new

    1. Thanks Elena – so interesting, your comment really echoes Karen’s in different words, and neither of you would have seen the other’s comment. And I think you are right. There is a kind of psychology in composition isn’t there?

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  1. Those are great! I am getting ready to attempt to paint 4 small paintings that I will hang together. The canvases are 2×2″ squares. I plan to paint 2 butterflies and 2 flowers. I wrote about it on my blog. Your work is lovely.

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