The Conversation Continues
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 90 inches (combined),
or 30 x 30 inches each
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I've done quite a few triptychs.
This is one of my favourites because
it captures a conversation I had via
Skype with Henriette Sonne who
I met at the Florence Biennale. And
she is wonderful!)
so here we are on March 3, the third day of the third
month, and we can feel a spark of delight rising in us
with the falling snow. In art it applies to proportion.
A landscape is usually one third land, two thirds sky,
or the reverse. In placing objects in a painting, odd
numbers are usually more pleasing to the eye. 1,3,5,7
and so on.
Here is a Triptych (three paintings)I did a few years
ago. They are always a pleasure to create. Why?
There is the treat of breaking a large image into
smaller ones, or joining images together with one element
in each painting that links them. They are fun.
I'll be thinking about that when I start a new painting
this week. How could it work in a triptych?
Have a happy Monday.