Friday, December 4, 2009

Twelve Pitchers (detail)


Perceptive readers will remember that this painting I'm working on was called "16 Pitchers" in my last posting, and while I like that title more, I'm leaning (this morning, anyway) towards a square composition that needs a dozen rectangles.

4 comments:

sdonoho said...

Exceptional!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you!

Altoon Sultan said...

I like the idea of the rectangular panels making up a square; I think it'll be very effective. It's going to be fun to see all the pitchers painted. Will you face them all in the same direction, making for a rhythmic image, or make it more differentiated, pointing them in different directions?

Susan Abbott said...

I'm facing all the pitchers in the same direction, Altoon. In my full "table top" still life, the pitchers (and every other object) have a gesture that relates to each other and the larger composition. These multi-panel "theme and variation" paintings I'm working on now are more about the "thingness" of each object, and, as you say, the rhythm the objects create when the panels are combined. But I really won't know how it's working until I'm finished, and can see all the panels together!