24 June 2010

So Far...

One of the greatest obstacles I face as an artist, is knowing when to quit. Actually, it's not just with my art. I have the same issue with everyday life. I never quite know when to stop.

I do know that trying to over analyze things only makes them worse. My instincts are fairly good and following my heart has taken me on an unforgettable journey. I regret none of it.

So why change things when a few minor adjustments would do the trick? Simple is almost always better.

What to do with paintings that just don't sell? Often I paint over them and create something new. This time I decided to be a little less dramatic and a bit more cosmetic. Maybe they could just be re-worked.

I picked out six works that have been collecting dust and gave them a little something extra.

Here are two of them at the, "so far" stage. So far, so good.



Before


After


Before


After



This is just fun with scotch tape. The first four strips are on my face. I eventually had eleven. Sorry, no photo of that. Mr. Man was beginning to freak out and ran to hide.

Always remember and never forget: Love only works if you give it away. So spread the love.

3 comments:

Pumpkin said...

I like what you did with the paintings.

I do silly things like that with my kids. That is so funny that your son got freaked out and ran!!!!

Christine said...

I almost never re-work the stuff that didn't sell. Good idea, though. Maybe I should do that.

No way am I taping my face, though.

eclectic said...

You made me smile with this. Thanks! Sending kind thoughts to you, MW.