Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's not finished til it's finished

Several weeks ago I posted this painting, The Sentinel, acrylic - 16x40".  I thought I was finished and felt fairly good about the piece, but as always, I kept it on the easel where I could "keep an eye on it".
The more I looked at it the more dissatisfied I became with it, and finally took steps today to see if I could salvage the piece.

I was unhappy with the foreground; it was too symmetrical and boring and the light strip at the horizon began to irritate me.

I created one field in the foreground, incorporating colors from the sky, and I think it improves things considerably.

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