Friday, January 27, 2017

Red Flowers

I confess that I have a stack of dud paintings in my studio that's about neck-high.  Sometimes I'll pull one out of the pile and have a go at it with fresh paint and a palette knife.  I tell myself that it's ruined anyway, so what have I got to lose?

Here's a photo of the ho-hum painting that I started with.  I used the painting as my guide, and fractured and piled paint right on top of it.  I prefer the newer improved painting so much more.  I'd love to know if you agree!


  1. I love the first one! I don't agree that this is a dud it has a lot of lively brushwork.

  2. In the first one, the green bowl was too bright of a green. If it would have been changed to a duller green the eye would have gone to the red flowers. Always fun to try out a new painting style and experiment.