Friday, June 5, 2015

Week one. June 2015.

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QUESTION:
It's the same question that I seem to be wrestling with during every carnival painting: what is the least amount of information that I can notate and still have the painting read as accurate and detailed from afar?


PAINT:

Merry-Go-Round or Carousel?, 10" x 8", oil on gessoed paper, $250 framed, $225 unframed.
 

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FIELD NOTES:
I had an interesting and involved discussion with the midway owner, the ride-jockey and several passers-by. The upshot? A merry-go-round sports only horses while a carousel carries an additional two bench seats, and the "showmen" (not "carnies"!) call it a jenny. Who knew?