Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Caley with Modigliani"

Here is a painting that I started painting on November 9, 2010, and showed the daily progression here on my blog.  Although a painting may go relatively quickly at the beginning, I have drying time between paint layers, or sometimes I just get "stuck"!  Also I start another painting while the paint drys, and I usually end up with about 6 or 7 going at the same time, and then I take a few weeks and try to finish them.
As I have said here before; I love to start paintings, and finish paintings, but sometimes the work in between is daunting, to say the least. 

I basically went back to my original background color, although it is more blue, to go with the Modigliani.  I also repainted the red, and took out the corner edges.  Someone recently commented that the pillow on the far right is still too big, so I am pondering that, and some of my edges.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Painting

Once again I have been making great progress on finishing paintings.  Those final touches sometimes take months!  I am still keeping most of my newest work off line, but it's been so long since I posted anything new, I have decided to post one of my newest finished pieces.  I am calling it "Blue Laura" for now, but haven't decided on the final name yet.
Of course, until I sign a painting and it actually leaves my house/studio, I may still work on it.  I will actually always rework a painting if I see that it needs it.  I recently retrieved a commissioned painting I painted 8 years ago, and repainted it because I didn't like the way it looked.  BTW, it looks much better now, after all... my work has improved in 8 years...