Work in Progress (Finished works)
Here are the two finished paintings that started with a sketch of the shop/ studio. As you can see they have changed quite a bit. Once the final composition is underway responding to what develops takes priority over the role of the original sketch. I used the colors and the feeling of the place as I remember it from the original sketch, and referred to the color study frequently, but once these pieces were about half way complete they gain a life of their own. These two pieces, both abstracted compositions, are quite different from each other and may raise more questions than this process has tried to answer.
Which one do you like better and why?
Would you rather see a more developed drawing of the shop/ studio?
Do you find any value in these abstractions?
Can you find any resemblance to the starting point of the process?
How does the artist’s intention relate to the viewers interpretation?
Does everyone respond to them the same way?
How much are they worth?
What role would they play in a collection?
These questions represent the beginning of many conversations on abstract art. It may be that the greatest value for these works is in the ongoing contemplation and changing interpretations experienced over time by their existence on the wall.
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