August 22, 2013

A Perfectly Good Example of Not Fixing Things

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - NFS
I spent the morning "fixing" a few paintings. Here's one I did last month, where I decided that it was too flat, as in not communicating the depth of field. So I tried to make the distant hills and trees less saturated, and made the foreground warmer. And I got rid of those pesky clouds. Result, something rather dull, and flatter.

Wow. How could I be so wrong, especially after all I've learned!

I think the original did have a few problems, but was probably more accurate in color, because it was painted on location.

Oh, it's just too painful to write anything more. Have fun comparing them as I go toss this one in the incinerator. 

1 comment:

DC Spensley said...

Not sure why you wanted to incinerate this fixed one. On second glance it looks to be an improvement!