In Indianapolis, we hit 105 degrees yesterday. I have finished another 100 Degree Summer painting – hmmmm, can’t imagine what inspires me! It is not quite up to snuff. I lost control of the bottom section and it got too drab and uninteresting…As I do more to recover it only gets worse.
This photo was taken at the stage when I thought I was done and SHOULD HAVE STOPPED TINKERING! (I’m shouting at myself.) I didn’t like the red section in the middle at the bottom so tried to add some additional interest and now it looks even worse. Anyway – that’s how we learn, right!???
This is a half sheet of Arches 300# CP paper. I think knowing when to stop is one of the most challenging of all decisions for an artist. I usually put a painting through a “living with it” period. I didn’t give this one enough living with it time. I just knew it wasn’t up to my recent standard and I jumped right in. I think I needed the extra time to do a better job of figuring out what to do to add interest. If I had it all to do over I might have added some Masa or paper collage to the bottom section. This would have allowed me to lighten the area and add texture.