Monday, April 14, 2008

Tiverton Getty, 14x18 acrylic

This started as a plein air piece from last Summer. It's been kicking around, and I liked it and I didn't, you know? So today when I got in from my outdoor session at Grinell's Beach I 'warmed up' inside by playing what I call 'Doll Hospital' - I grab a painting that just isn't 'right', and perform surgery on it - working the color, correcting the drawing - whatever it needs. This one needed lighter lights and a kick in the color dept. Now I like it. Too bad the people who owned the gas station last summer are gone - these were their trucks in the painting!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it and you inspire me with the doll hospital sessions. I have far fewer unfinished works than I once did and that's because of the blog. It really does push me.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I 'get you' Mary! I still love to start them, loathe to finish them :) Hopefully this will not always be the case!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Me too. ADD :(