Saturday, August 2, 2008

Portsmouth Farm II, Oil 12x24


This is the second work up of a farm piece - love the light on the buildings.  I can't say I won't take the brush to this one again, but it's going to sit a bit then I'll look at it afresh. That is how I often handle the 'finished' painting.  I hang it up or display it in the studio so I can't help get a fresh look at it.  Usually after a couple of days, but it's sometimes as long as a couple of months when I look... stop dead in my tracks and say to myself "Of course!  That roofline is off!" or "Yes, the shadow side of that cheek needs to be much darker!!!"... Or even - "That's just right."  You never know...

2 comments:

The Crusty Crone said...

Hi, I wanted to say thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I appreciate comments, but I am mainly saying thanks because by following you back here I've got a lot more art sites to look at; I've been wanted to find more. (call me greedy) Looks like I'm going to enjoy catching up on all your paintings. I've really enjoyed what I've seen so far.

The Crusty Crone said...

oops... wait a minute. I've been here before (00)... I remember the photo of you painting. DUH. I bet I've got one of your sites bookmarked somewhere. (I have too many folders full of bookmarks.)