(Paintings should be) Viewed in the Flesh

Looking forward to getting back on with the painting  tomorrow. The client’s viewing at the weekend went really well, in fact he appeared to be delighted! He particularly loved the sea (I’m pleased as I put a lot inventing how his sea should be!). Most interesting was that, although he’d seen progress of the painting online, the sensation of seeing the painting in the flesh was like a revelation. It’s really a very different experience, different picture even. Reminding us that computers can’t paint, you can’t see the painting on screen and, in order to paint, you have to get away from ‘the screen’. In the time it’s taken to write my blog entry, I could have done a painting!

This is not a painting, it's a bad digital photograph of a painting viewed on a screen. Wish I was painting this in my studio at home rather than at the gallery!

About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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