POSTING PAINTINGS online is a nice option for sharing artwork, but cyberspace is woefully inadequate to showing what a painting is really like.
The reduction in size is obvious. A painting 36”x48” is virtually indistinguishable from one 8”x10” online.
Perhaps the biggest loss on the two-dimensional screen is texture. Some of the layers of paint are inevitably lost or merely suggestive online, losing much of their boldness and tactile pleasure.
Paintings are aromatic. The smell of oil paint lingers for years, and even acrylic paint has a distinctive odor that can only be imagined, not detected, online.
Still, this gives a pretty good approximation of what I have been working on while sequestered. When our doors re-open, maybe these images will inspire some to see the real things.
In the meantime, be safe and enjoy.