Sunday, August 8, 2010

Evolution of a Painting

Back in April, I wrote on this blog about Apple Orchard Blossoms, a 12 x 24 painting from an outdoor experience I had in Fairfield. I enjoy having my own paintings on a wall in my home. Not only do they add beauty to my home, they also give me the luxury of time to think about changes that need to be made. 
In the second image, you see how the clouds were altered to add greater interest.
In the final painting, the central tree was reshaped with additional sky holes. The plowed field was also altered to add wild flowers. There is a fine line between overworking a painting and taking enough artistist license to create a finished piece that provides the right amount of interest and color.

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