“It’s a lot harder to paint nothing than to paint something.”
A work on panel
Painting nothing and making it something. Over the weekend I heard once again how easy it is to make abstract work. Is it? Am I fooling myself? I find the challenge of painting “nothing” far more interesting than painting “something”. I do not find it easy in any sense of the word. I choose to take the road of creating something from many different elements, many different “nothings” and making them into a unique and interesting work that stands on it’s own as “something”.
(Copyright © 2008 Deborah T. Colter. All rights reserved.)
Painting has been sold to a private collector.
At the Cousen Rose Gallery – Martha’s Vineyard
71 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557
Reception Saturday, July 26, 5-7 pm
Exhibit runs from July 26 – August 1, 2008
* Judges at the Westport Fine Art Festival selected Deborah T. Colter’s mixed media works for the Blue Ribbon in her category at this year’s event July, 2008.