A couple of days ago I showcased a pastel version of this painting in the post The Empty Chair – Pastel. The original pastel was created in the slide room – see the post Creating Inside and Out if you want to read about this creative process. I thought it would be fun to create the same image in different mediums – so I did.
The Empty Chair – Acrylic Â© Diane Clancy
It is interesting to me to see the differences. The blues give dissimilar feels – the blue in this acrylic painting lets light into the picture. I see a distinct time of day in this image … there is a lot of light flooding into the space of the empty chair. The emptiness doesn’t feel forlorn to me as the other one does.
The use of color rather than just the mediums themselves give them some of their variety. This woman looks more seamless to me instead of shadowy. Remember, the other painting was created in the slideroom so I didn’t have as much control over the materials. Chance played a much bigger part.
But, to me, it looks like the same artist painted these even though the color and feel is distinctive. (Yes, I know I did.) I know which of these two worlds I would prefer to enter into …
~ Diane Clancy