Monday, November 15, 2010

"Red Flag" oil on masonite 8x10" November Challenge

This was my contribution to the November challenge.  You have no idea how hard it was to stop painting on a piece that begged for more.  I'm not unhappy with the final piece but would have loved to push it further.  Who knows!  more painting may have destroyed it.  I've been known to go off the edge of the cliff on occasion.  Nothing like having to scrape off hours of work because you didn't know when to stop.

1 comment:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Good point, Sharman! I've also been guilty of overworking a piece.

With a quick sketch there are those charming little rough accidental overstrikes or hurried marks that give the painting energy. I like that in everyone else's work when I see those things.

In my own, I just want to fix them! Hopefully if I do this exercise more, I can overcome some of that to leave selected "roughness".