The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Saturday, July 24, 2010

On Edge(s)

Next up on my list of things to do and practice could take me a while:  dealing with edges, those wonderful areas in a painting where forms come together. This is definitely something I need to work on. When do you use a hard edge, and when do you use soft edges, particularly in landscape painting?

Just in time for this subject, is a blog retrospective from Stapleton Kearns. One of the earliest blogging artists, Stape has been in the blogosphere a while now, and is currently revisiting some of his favorite topics. He just happens to be reviewing edges as one of those topics.  Here's a link:

Stapleton Kearns' blog

He has some interesting things to say about observing edges from life versus treating edges as part of your intentional design of a painting.

Hopefully edges won't prove to be this scary.


  1. Thanks for the link to Stapleton Kearn's blog. I would love to see more of your paintings, Monica. I like your experiments, too...inspirational ~

  2. Thank you, DJ. I'm working on more paintings. Stay tuned!