Wednesday, January 2, 2013

brown beauty

 One thing that has been very beneficial in living in our apartment with my work literally hanging in every room is that I have had lots of time to analyze how to improve pieces.  Often times I will look at one of my paintings and not be able to put my finger on what it is that prevents me from thinking it is worthy.  This horse has been hanging in my studio (again, a teeny bedroom) for several weeks and I did not like looking at it because it was very harsh.  I worked on a few things yesterday and now I like it.  I mainly worked on softening some edges.  It feels really good when it works out.  Some times I just throw the paintings out and that hurts.
Still thinking we will be moving into our house at the end of this month.  I will probably wait until my studio is set up to post some photos of it.
This piece is painted on an 8 x 8" gallery wrapped canvas.
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  1. I especially like the head. Looks like you put green in the background to soften the blue but left a bit of blue showing. I think it works very well.
    Glad you saved this! You throw painting out???!!! Why don't you sand them, gesso over and re-use the canvas? I've done this and enjoy painting on the resulting texture.

  2. I like this a lot and the depth of color and clean shapes really draw me in. I like the idea of going back into a few things....I need to keep it in mind for this 2013! Happy New Year Carol!