Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Bringing it in!
"Priddis Creek", 12 x 9", oil painting on panel
The top image is what my plein air piece looked like when I brought it home. There were several things that I wasn't happy with so I went back in to clean them up -especially that dead tree in the upper right. The green that I had mixed on location for the sunny banks was way too acid for my liking, so I toned it down. Now when I look at both of them together, I think some of the initial spontaneity is lost in the final piece although the detail is better. Which makes for a more interesting painting?