In today’s tutorial, we debated which paintings to put forward for the show. What colour background they should be against, and observing things that are just generally off.
Bringing over the ten boards from the old college by hand was quite a challenge- but had to be done. Seeing them in a show setting changed everything about them. White did not work one bit. There needs to be another contrasting colour to hang the paintings against to allow the eye to move around the images and bring some of the subtleties back to life. Seeing them in the bright lights also let me see some of the layers which I thought had been covered, but were still shining through- this needs to be amended before I varnish them.
Recently I took photos with the app FrameX to see what they would look like on the wall setting- I chose a grey background which helps bring out the colours, and I’m hoping I can mix/find the same for the show!
After my tutorial, I finally got around to taking some pictures for the catalogue. Always a tricky thing to do, I don’t particularly like the bright lights shining against the painting. I find they do distort the colours a bit, but overall I think they came out okay.
I’m glad that this series can be put to bed now, I’m ready not to be painting the snow, and introduce some new colours into my colour palette.
Bring on show 2!