So, as promised, here’s the finished painting from the photo I shared in the last post. I took artistic liberty with some of the rocks to make it a better composition.
This was definitely a painting that was giving me fits as it progressed. It had its long moments of “adolesence” when all seemed to be a bit off, but it came together in the end. When I paint this again, I will know better how to do it from the start, and not have to lift out so much color and repaint. That makes it seem overworked to me, and not the spontaneous look I’d prefer.
But I think the discipline of continuing on when it got difficult, realizing problems and fixing them, is worthwhile, both in painting and in real life — don’t you think?
As of now, the working title is Poppies’ Rocks but I’m thinking there has to be a better title. What do you think? I’d love to hear your suggestions for a name for it.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me know your thoughts…