Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Single Cutting

8" x 6", Oil on panel

This was my first attempt. I wasn't happy with the jar or the composition so I let it dry and did the double study (previous post) to see what I might do different. Once dry, I sanded  the surface a little to make it smooth again and then painted over it (above). My oldest son likes the one to the left better---he said it's happier. It's true, the poor cutting wilted a bit between paintings but I like the shape it became. My younger son likes the top painting because the little red flower looks more real. I like parts of both but I prefer the top more which is good since the the other one doesn't exist anymore---the risks of painting over something...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014