May 10, 2009

Santa Rosa II

Acrylic on Canvas Board (destroyed)
I thought I'd take what I have learned in 10 months and apply it to reworking an older piece that I didn't terribly like. Big mistake – in many ways.
Turns out there was a lot I didn't like, not just the application of paint. The geometry and perspective are wrong, the composition was poor, and the relative scale of objects is way off.
Maybe the best thing I learned was it might be a better idea to start over than to try and dress up a pig. Knowing me, I'm probably gonna have to make this mistake a few times before it sinks in.

1 comment:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

You added bright light and it looks good. You did improve it! And at least you painted yesterday, unlike myself.