Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Traveling Light

There's an interesting article in American Artist Magazine (there's no link here because I couldn't find the article on their web pages) about an upcoming fall show at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Ct. Conservators and curators there are mounting an exhibition examining what's behind some famous paintings in an effort to learn more about the materials and creative process building to the final layer of the painting. Some previous underlying layers show preliminary work for the painting such as sketches, others show painted-over paintings or parts of paintings. While this is most interesting, I sometimes re-used canvases, or drastically changed a painting that had strayed from the original intention. The idea that the struggle to the final layer of my work may someday be open to examination is most unappealing. On the other hand, the great artist and teacher Wolf Kahn, in his pastel book says "the moment you know how to do certain things, you should by rights stop doing them. You would be ceasing to search and starting to perform." I'm definately still searching!
Today's painting will be one of the paintings featured at the Marco Island Center for the Arts Wine & Cheese on August 5. Hope you can join me there!

Traveling Light
30" x 24" (76.2cm x 61.0cm)
acrylic on canvas
$900 with FREE shipping and handling in the US
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