Getting it Straight...

In looking over my gallery here, I realized that several time I used the word series instead of collection…purely inattention I think…luckily it was only a few times, but I wondered if others did the same thing, and thought I should set the record straight…
Though I do paint in series, mostly I paint collections of a similar subject matter…though I really enjoy creating a series, I find painting collections much more exciting

  • Series explore a single theme, Collections a similar topic…Note it would be the same for photography, digital or mixed media work…

Many of the artists of the past painted in series…I have included two of them below…Van Gogh and Monet, showing both examples of their series paintings and samples of collections…below that I’ve included samples from one of my series, The Portfolio Collection and samples from my Flower Collection

Painting in a series is done for a number of reasons…
To investigate and explore a single subject, a special technique, to elicit emotional response from viewers, and for marketing primarily to galleries who prefer to mount shows that are a consistent body of work


Van Gogh’s Sunflower Series…exploring a single theme..


Images from VanGogh’s Collection…Night


Monet’s Series of Charing Cross Bridge..The Thames


From Monet’s Collection of Garden works


Part of my Portfolio Series…link above…there are other fruit in this series, but the exploration of style makes it a series


A Selection from my Flower Collection…though they are all in pink, they can’t be called a series

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