20″ x 20″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©2012 Tracy Wall
The first step is always to admit it. I am a serial painter.
The term ‘serial painting’ or ‘painting in a series’ can have different interpretations. Some consider it as paintings of the same view done on different days or different times of day. (i.e. Claude Monet — his views of the Rouen Cathedral) Others use themes like color, composition, shapes, etc, to create work with similarities.
I often paint in series using the same subject, but explore different aspects and viewpoints. Sometimes the variation could be size or different color schemes, other times a different angle or composition. All while exploring the same concept. That’s one reason for my mini paintings…to explore shapes, colors, and styles before taking the leap to a larger size.
This painting is a result of my Night Lights series. You’ve seen many other series here: horses grazing/standing, fruit (limes, lemons, etc), mugs, and so on.
That “do or die” call I spoke about in a previous post? That meant it’s time to stop exploring and “do”. Stay tuned for more larger works built off of small studies!