Recently I was applying for some grants and I repeatedly found the phrase:
"Please submit 10-20 jpg images completed in the past 3 years". Since each highly detailed watercolor that I make takes between 5-10 months to complete, I never have the requisite 10 images. Also, how can an 8"x10" image convey the energy of the painting? I'm surprised it never occurred to me to submit additional detail images. When I printed out details of my most recent large scale watercolor, "Forest, Full Spectrum", I could see that they revealed so much more about the what the painting is about and how it is painted and that it was actually painted. I'll use this recent watercolor, to illustrate what I mean. To really see the full effect, please click on the images to enlarge them. AND, when I have my upcoming exhibition schedule set, I'll post it here, so you too, can see the real thing!
"Forest, Full Spectrum,"2011, Watercolor , 60"x40", Marjorie Glick
Detail, (8"x10") from the 40"x60"watercolor, "Forest, Full Spectrum"
Detail, bottom 1/4th of watercolor, "Forest, Full Spectrum"
Detail, "Forest, Full Spectrum", detail of 8"x10" area of 60"x40" watercolor