Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"Off & Running" n/a & the good & the ugly
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I feel like I am over a hump this week. Last week, on the other hand, I talked about a painting I liked at the start and hated when done. Well, some sadistic reader : ) asked me to post it, so here is the ugly painting in all it's horribleness. (read on)
I am ONLY posting this because today I did one that I am much happier with (below). Isn't it funny how that yucky feeling from a bad painting stays with you until you "redeem" yourself by doing something better?!? I was recently invited to show at a gallery in CA but they want me to resume the flower in jar series I worked on ages ago. It just so happens I was hankering to do so anyway, so these are my latest attempts in that re-direction. What is difficult is that I used to do them from photos, but now work from life. For this second one I actually took a photo and had that on a screen nearby while I worked from life. It was really helpful to get subtle changes in the jar and background. Otherwise, it sucked as a reference because the rose (the important part!) was too bleached out, and the leaf was black.