Context is everything.
Let me explain. Everything exists within a context. When I watch Tiny House Nation on TV people are expecting to see small spaces so they describe the bathrooms as "huge" or the living rooms as "large".
On the next program House Hunters, people are looking at a large suburban home and suddenly a bathroom that was the size of the entire tiny house is described as smaller then they hoped often accompanied by the lament that there are no double sinks. Oh the horror.
So what does this have to do with my little kitchen painting. Well for one thing I watch a lot of HGTV... but that is not my point. My point is that context is everything and we bring our expectations with us.
So a painting of a cluttered kitchen counter can be high art. Just like any other object of desire. You just have to leave all pretext at the door.
What I have learned so far:
Kitchens are full of colors and shapes.
Make a value map before starting or things will become a muddy mess quickly.
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