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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Details, Details, Details

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden

Detail of Wave triptych work in progress  ©2012  Katherine Kean   

Charles Eames said "The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life."   

Detail of Wave triptych work in progress  ©2012  Katherine Kean

It's been said that God is in the details. It is also said that the devil is in the details. Gloria Steinem said "God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back."

Detail of Wave triptych work in progress  ©2012  Katherine Kean
"A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching." Sivananda

I've always thought of myself as a "big picture" person, happy to leave the details to someone else. More and more I find a lot of joy in details, espeically the details of paint. What are your thoughts about details? Love them, hate them, just endure them? Let us know in the comments.

4 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

you know my art! i'm in love with details or just insane!! probably the later!

Jean Spitzer said...

A small amount of detail usually suffices for me.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Kathryn, I think that's part of the fun with your images. Like looking through a microscope, the closer you look, the more you discover.

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Jean, I think the amount of detail you allow works wonderfully with your strong composition and and color sense.