What Is a Series?
“Pay attention to what
draws your attention.”
~ Margaret Vanderhaeghe
What constitutes a body of work or series?
•Same subject matter & medium
•Same subject matter, different medium
•Same media, different subject matter
•20-25 larger or 50-75 smaller pieces
I’ve done all of the above but since moving to smaller works because of adhesive capsulitis in my shoulders, I tend to prefer a series with the same subject matter, same media & same size.
Consider WHAT, HOW, WHEN & WHERE you like to create your work:
1.WHAT: What draws your attention?
2.HOW: Which tools (brushes, easels, etc), materials (paint, pencils, media, etc) and substrate (including size) keep you inspired?
3.WHEN: Is there a time of day that you are most motivated to create?
4.WHERE: Do you have a designated studio/space to create? Or a cart of supplies ready? A bag or pochade box prepared to paint en plein air?
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