"Resplendent Morning" - mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas, 24" x 12". Ready to hang. Available on Artfinder.
We all learn as much as we wish to and no more. We learn in different ways, sometimes by not learning…. My way is by trial and error, by groping, stumbling, questioning. - HENRY MILLER
Oh Henry. Yes and yes. Trial and error...stumbling. My methods exactly.
The month of extreme painting make-over, flip or flop (art edition) continues. In this piece I tackled two goals - to make-over an old painting AND to add a new twist. After a field trip to Blick and a basket of florescent paints, I was ready to roll.
But first, let's define a "failed" painting. It can mean a painting that is obviously ugly. Or a piece that just misses the mark. Or one that I particularly liked, but no one else did (a marketing fail). Or one that everyone else liked, but I couldn't stand. Or, finally, a painting that is of a certain age that no longer qualifies for competitions and no longer represents my style as an artist. Sheesh! That's a lot of fails!
1/11/2018 08:27:39 am
Jen, thank Henry, when you see him, for putting words to my learning style.
1/11/2018 08:41:11 am
ha ha! He knows us so well, Dotty!
1/11/2018 09:43:08 am
Wow you have brutal definition of fail! Both pieces are great!
1/11/2018 09:53:27 am
ha ha! I suppose I do...thanks for the feedback! What do you consider a "failed" piece in digital painting?
1/15/2018 06:08:29 am
I find every painting an experience. Trial and error, sadly lots of errors.. but they say those are for learning. haven't tried florescent paints. Love the greens and pinks... lots of depth and movement!
1/15/2018 06:28:09 am
Carol! Yes, the errors inform our later work. It's vital. Let's make more mistakes! And thanks, sweet lady. These paints are FUN!
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