That is the question! Well, one of many questions, but one that gives me a bit of pause AFTER I’ve finished the painting. Most of the other questions that bang around in my head are BEFORE and DURING a painting. The above image is cropped to its’ 4″ x 6″ intended size I had drawn out on the paper prior to going outside to paint. But here’s what it looks like SANS croppage:
There’s something about those peripheral edges I love! I’ve always been drawn 2 to uncropped edges…they seem to show the “made-by-a-human-being” ness. They show the artist’s “hand” as it were, the effervescence, the leaping off the page…as if the colors just can’t be contained by arbitrary boundaries. Oh how I love that.
Oh how I want that in my inner life as well as my paint life.