Today lets look at square paintings. I have become enamoured by them, to the point that I almost solely paint on a square canvas unless I am doing a commission for someone. Squares create a new way to look at a subject, create a feeling, or set a mood. You no longer need a horizontal to create a landscape or a vertical to create a figurative piece.
For an artist you can break some of the composition rules, and who doesn’t like breaking an occasional rule. Isn’t that what art is for; Contemporary Art for sure. I have broken lots of rules, not traffic regulations or anything that would break a law; but I do fly by the seat of my pants occasionally; that’s what us creatives do.
I love the freedom of an unconventional canvas, bring on some triangles would ya. Seriously you can create great drama, excitement and movement with a square canvas. Contrary to popular belief, squares do not confine you to inside a box. Think outside the box, think paradigm shift, think creativity.
Join me in loving the art of a square….. OK, OK, I am not a square, I love to party too.
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