08 September 2012

come to the edge

Edges are very important.

Hard edges are generally seen as less desirable than soft or blurred edges.  This makes sense to me, because a hard edge leaves no room for question: that's it, the colour/shape ends there, no doubt about it.  A soft edge, on the other hand, inspires imagination and possibility.

So, with my usual sense of contrariness, I want to use some distinctly hard edges in this painting!  
As you can see, already I begin to soften that edge a little, though...  always the delicate balance.  I'm curious where this one will go.

And here another work in progress.  Looking awkward right now, but my inner vision remains clear and I see the beauty that will eventually emerge.  It's in there, just waiting to be revealed!

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