1. James Kissel
    May 27, 2019 @ 3:06 pm

    I too am trying to simplify my paint subjects without too much success so far. I am intrigued by your comments on “Coffee At The Black Cat Cafe” regarding simplification by linking and massing. If I look for it, I too can see the linking of the two figures on the right but for me there is a stronger linked passage: The centre figure and the figure on the right are linked by a passage of light from the left arm of the left figure, through the book on the table to right arm of the centre figure. When I squinted, that was the dominate passage I could see.

    It just goes to show, that different people see differently.


    • Peggy
      June 3, 2019 @ 4:50 am

      Hi James, Wow! I am so pleased to know that you took the time to look at my painting so closely. Yes, I can see what you mean! Truthfully, I can’t remember how much of that particular passage I planned deliberately and how much was intuitive. Even so, I find it a fun challenge to try to link lights and darks and create these passages.

      And, it’s exciting to know what other people see!

      By the way, are you making headway with simplifying your own work?

      Thank you so much!


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