...Sometimes you have to be willing to take a huge step backwards, in order to take a baby step forward.
This has certainly been the case with my latest work in progress, which I have now wiped off and started again, not once... but TWICE!!
As I was once told, paintings can't always fall off the brush! But it is frustrating when things don't go as planned and I have splurged more than a few four letter words over the last couple of days!!
Never mind... when things go wrong, I just wipe it off and start again... as long as I am still liking the subject of course. Once I've fallen out of love then there is usually no going back!
In this case, I do still love my subject and I really just want to get it right. It's all about patience.
Right now I am working on what I call, the 'muscle' layer, though even this mid-layer is not yet finished! As you can see, some of the warm under painting is still showing!
This is what I find to be the 'scary' layer; when it is SO bad, that I can almost no longer visualise the end result.
Anyway, I am going to share this scary stage regardless. It is pretty 'dead' looking right now... but when I add the 'skin' layer, hopefully it will begin to come to life!
|The Scary Stage!|
...Oh, and by the way, I finally got a reasonable photo of the Rum & Lime painting!
Here it is...
See you next week!!
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