Thursday, November 4, 2010
I have a bad habit when I have 'completed' a painting, of looking and seeing another 'better' piece within it, or deciding that there are more things I might add to it..... so enthusiastically I go ahead and change it, totally, and generally destroy what had likely been a good piece. Those of you out there familiar with the practicalities of working in watercolour are well aware that even the best of papers will take only a certain amount of abuse before giving up. So I often end up with no painting to show for my efforts, and the despair of having ruined a good piece.
This is a ludicrous thing to do and this man is an utter fool you are no doubt thinking.
But I don't paint with the intent of producing a vast inventory of pieces to stick on a wall, I paint with the intent of becoming a better painter.
More on this topic later...
Trees beside the Ure, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales. 2010
Acrylic on canvas. 16" x 20"