Sunday, April 29, 2012

Painting Re-Worked

Pear Grapes Stacked
5 X 7
Oil on Hardboard


I was wanting to paint outside today, but it looks like rain.  Yea!  We need the rain.  So I was wondering what I could paint inside and saw a painting I did a couple of months ago that has bugged me.

I really liked the grapes,  (They read more accurately in this photo) but I wasn't a big fan of the pear or the background.  One of the things that I struggle with is painting everything so literally.  I think it stems from my personality.  I have a hard time taking artistic license.

But this morning I grabbed the painting, added some painting medium on the places I wanted to change and set to work.  First of all, I thought this pear needed more "hip" on the right side.  I also darkened the background.  I added just a little red to the dark mix to warm it up.  (thanks Abbey Ryan!).

So what do you think?  Did I improve it?

Here is how it might look framed.

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1 comment:

  1. The painting was great as it was but you've give nit the Karla treatment...magic!!


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