|Oil on Canvas Panel|
8 x 6
This morning, I pulled them out, looking for any gems worth signing and varnishing. The rest will be tossed or painted over.
My old Tarnished Pot painting, first posted in January 2010, didn't deserve to stay but I couldn't give up on it either. (You can see the original below.) Something about it always annoyed me but I couldn't say exactly what. Today, I realized that the background was wrong. With nothing to lose and piles of wet paint already on my pallet, I attacked the painting with abandon.
The only changes I made were to the background and foreground. Removing the horizon lines gave the composition a stronger sense of resolve. The brighter colours in the fruit and the crispness of the objects are due to improvement in my ability to photograph my work.
|Original Version: blurry photo, washed out colours, split background.|