September 1, 2011

Bike Train Girl Vexes Me

Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 18 x 24 inches

I posted a version of this ages ago, and wasn't too keen on the results. I mean, I know so much more now and thought I could show off. Boy was I wrong. I did learn a lot the hard way, by redoing this, but I just couldn't make any real progress. I actually think I like the original better at this point. Argh! The streamers are a nice touch though (and were in the original source photo).

1 comment:

Marla said...

I've got them both open in different windows, and I'm looking back and forth, searching for aspects of your new version that are better than the old, and you know what? I'm hard put to find any! LOL! Wouldn't it be nice if progress was a straight, upward line? It's always two steps forward, one step back (not even that good a ratio for me).

The first version is very strong: the contrast is a big statement and I like the composition better, it seems to have more to say about this bike girl. But, you know what, I do like the streamers and also the handlebars better in the new one.