“Sotto” is one of those words you find in a thesaurus that is another meaning for the word whisper. I wanted to call this piece “Whispers” but I didn’t like the way it sounded. With how this piece turned out I thought “Sotto” was more appropriate. How does this piece represent whispering or “Sotto”? I will tell you exactly how. I tend to say out loud some of the things that I’m thinking. I call it processing outward and unedited. That moment when you say, “Did I just say that out loud?” And the people around you all say, “Yes you did.”
I’ve done this my whole life. There have been many times in the car when my kids will simply say, “Mom are you talking to me?” I’m thinking did I just say that out loud? My kids laugh and think I am a bit coo-coo, I have since learned how to kind of whisper my thoughts out loud because sometimes we just need to get all those words out of our head.
I’m going to start using the word “Sotto”. The color and balance of the grays, black, white and taupe are colors of subtle whispers. At first something seemed very electric about this piece. The more I looked at it the softer it became. It’s not quite bold enough or an electric in that it’s just a whisper of electric so therefore I’ve named it, “Sotto”.
I was asked how I come to the start and finish of each painting. I start with lining up colors. Mixing up colors and then putting saran wrap on the paints and colors I have chosen. It’s as if I see these colors and think…what can I create and paint with these specific colors. Sometimes days pass, I will be driving, or just tucked into bed and I see the finished painting. As I designer I always saw the finished room and could then work backwards on behalf of my client and assuring them how stunning the room would look completed because I could see all the details of a finished room. Painting is the same way. Once I saw the colors, the canvas and the finished painting I get to work.
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