Back in February, I did a painting demonstration on the subject of water reflections.
The first statement (draft) was promising, but I didn’t want to finish it.
I made several attempts to complete the painting but they were half-hearted and it showed.
Instead of developing into a wonderful creation the painting grew less and less inspired. The more I played with it the worse it looked.
I finally had to admit I had fallen out of love with the subject.
Last week I finally let go, and decided to paint over it.
I knew it was going to be hard to paint over some of the textured without “ghosts” appearing, so I decided to create a heavily textured palette knife painting.
Here’s the third draft:
I love the texture and bold color and am glad I switched directions.
Life’s too short to spend time creating things that don’t make me go whooohooo!
I’ll post a pic when it’s done.