Anyway, this weekend, while dear hubby took the kids to the pool, I finally had some time to myself and decided to work on a painting that I had started awhile ago.
When I first started this piece, I was very much with Flora Bowley in mind and the fabulous way she creates layer upon layer of color, not worrying about what's she's gonna pull from there later on, but instead just being in the moment and having fun with the process. So I tried to mimic her style so I could have a good first layer, with lots of variation and color, to build upon.
|That's my piece after the first layer.|
|And that's Flora. Photo by Tara Morris. You can see her photos here.|
I guess I finally got tired of looking at it, because yesterday I grabbed and thought "ok, time for a makeover!" And here's what came out of it:
In the end, I don't think I ruined it after all. I'm pleased with it. But I'm glad I took my time too. The wise Jesse Reno once said that's why you should work on several pieces at once. Less chance of getting attached to them. And if that happens, you can always work on another piece until you're ready to come back to the first one.