or, how to ruin a perfectly good painting? I am better about knowing when to stop but still sometimes overpaint one. This is one I liked very much as a charcoal and acrylic sketch. Here are some pics of the work in progress. My new friend, Luigina Ware, posts her work in progress, an idea I like so I’ll try it here. I like the energy and enigma of my original sketch, which I lost as I proceeded. I also removed work lines which were better life alone. I think I’ll put it away for awhile, let it rest and come back to it later. The problem is, they call, and it’s hard to ignore the call. Like this blog calls.
…in the beginning
I am beginning to torture the painting on the left
of a beautiful ruin…
which is turning into an interesting piece. I just hate taking one too far and not being able to get back to that thing I liked in the first place. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained. It comes with the territory. Sometimes we push them too far.