Friday, October 12, 2007

After the Bloom.

After the Bloom, 5 x 7" oil on canvas



Thea said...

lovely,I love the way you choose your composition.I wandered if it is good to sign the date at our paintings. I also do, but the other day someone said to me it is better not to. I sometimes sell old paintings, then the painting seem so old. What do you think?

Helen Read said...

Hi Thea, I've heard both sides of the question on that too. My thought is - a date chronicles the work and marks the growth of an artist. That is important to me, I think. And - I'm not so sure that those who buy art are terribly concerned about an absolutely "new" painting! So - I have chosen to date my work... but - I don't think there is any one right way to do it.