Sunday, December 7, 2008

The last of the trio

Oil on panel 9" x 12"
This is the last of the three rocks and trees that I am showing, and for a good reason. Though the first one of the group that I started, I kept trying to adjust it to get the light bouncing around the trees and the rocks. The reference photo that I was working from was blasted out, and pursuing the values lost the initial energy of the picture.
But I am putting it up to remind myself that I do have to be willing to push further with the paintings, sometimes to success and other times to mud. I am willing to push, and I will look at this for a while before I put it in the paint over pile. It had the promise of a better painting once, and so far I have not found it again. Oh well.

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