Quiddity, Acrylic & Resin, 24×24 on Panel
Quiddity: “the quality that makes a thing what it is, the essential nature of a thing.”
Words… fun words… funny words… interesting words… unique words. I fell in love with words many years ago in high school. I studied Latin and Spanish. In college, I studied Italian and German. I can speak only short phrases in any of them. When I give a painting a title, I look for an ambiguous word. When I found “Quiddity,” I knew I had to use it for a painting. Not only did I name the above piece “Quiddity,” but I also use the word for a series of five paintings, the “Quiddity” series.
In early 2016, I finished a series of daily 8×8 paintings and I call this series “MiniQuids.” My goal was to complete 75 paintings in 75 days. I exceeded that amount by twenty, and I sold over forty of these little jewels.
MiniQuid 47, 8×8
I followed the MiniQuid Series with 29 Paintings in 29 Days that I called the “Kwid” series. The paintings in this series are 10×10’s.
Kwid 23, 10×10
Finally, I recently began the “MaxiQuid” series which are 12×12 paintings.
MaxiQuid 1, Acrylic, 12×12