Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Two and a Half Plums
This has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen's former show. I just like the cadence of the title.
I've been trying to figure out what about my own paintings make me unhappy, and I believe I've figured it out. Some of them of course are just flat ugly, or as my daughters used to say, YOU-gly. But apart from that. I have been trying to change my style of painting to a looser one.
When I first started painting, I wanted my painting to look exactly like the set up. If it looked smooth and realistic, I was happy. Now I'd like to paint with a looser style and "see" more colors. I'm not able to achieve that and so when I've finished a painting, it might not be ugly, but I'm not happy with it. That's what I keep whining about. Please just bear with me!
8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel