Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wish I Fished

This was one tough painting.  It started out nicely but once I put the boat in things got complicated.
Simplifying shapes can be such a challenge for me.
I just kept adding too much information about the wonderful boat afloat!  I still think it has to much info, but I just got tired of fussing too much.   At one point or  another I was just trying not to mess up even more.  Don't you just hate that when it happens.  It takes all the fun out of painting.  All in all I enjoyed working with the color combinations but I know I can do better than this.  I am in Santa Fe this week and now will head off to some galleries for inspiration and check out some artist who  really know how to simplify!  I might even change a few things later on this painting and have another post.  

1 comment:

  1. Diane, Thank for your honesty. I know the feeling...I think it might be frustration. "This too shall pass."
    Have fun in the galleries. It's always so inspiring looking at wonderful paintings!