Green Glass Rose 6 x 6 oil on board
This is one of those paintings that evolved. Like most of us
when we take a step forward,
it's often about returning to basics.
I started out with this set up in my shadow box.
I was excited about the colors and thought I could make it work.
I started my initial lay in:
I felt like I was merrily painting away until it made
absolutely no sense at all!
So I scraped it off and painted it again. It was too dark to
take a photo of it and I was tired and decided to sleep on
it and hoped I liked the make over (not shown)
better in the morning.
So I decided to take the crazy striped fabric out because
I did like some things happening in the bottle
and the rose. Sometimes that happens, I see something that I
think would be exciting to paint and it may not always
So two scrapings and a day and a half later :
lesson learned, less is more.