Sunday, January 9, 2011
Seeing With a Fresh Eye
To turn a painting into what we want it to be, we have to learn to see with a fresh eye. Turn the painting upside down, and see if it holds together. Or with back to the painting, look at it through a mirror. Or simply stash it for a long time.
This one, just now dressed up and ready for show, was inspired June 2008. Some say you can't work on a painting that has been dry so long. But the way I see it, if someone is still enjoying this piece hundreds of years from now, then they probably already got their money's worth. More than likely, they didn't pay a fortune for it, and if they did, then they can also afford a restorer to fix the chipped paint. Yes, I strive to be professional, moreover though, my painting is a quest of happiness.
(At the risk of feeling like Delilah) I leave you with a pick-me-up song: Upside Down...
Posted by Jill Berry at Sunday, January 09, 2011