Monday, March 10, 2014
Finally Back Painting
I saw this photograph at a public domain photo site and immediately wanted to paint this big girl (well, I think it's a cow and not a bull but I really don't know!) It's on a 12x12 inch square gallery wrapped canvas and I'm using the water soluble oils as I got some new brushes that I wanted to try.
The brushes are great but the person trying to use them is more than a little rusty! After much time, work and a few less than nice words, I just got it out of the really ugly stage to this "it's getting there" ugly stage! I know I'm on the verge of finishing it but I'm already tired of working on it! I know the number one problem with artists is they tend to quit too soon. I know I need to push on with this and get those lovely twirls of winter fur tamed and she really, really needs some eyelashes!
OK, someone give me that kick in the tail that I sorely need and make me finish this! Or, is it so bad that I need to scrape it all off and paint something else? So many of my recent paintings have ended up in the circular file - it would be so nice to paint something that works!