Monday, January 25, 2010
frustration and lemonade
Yesterday I was so frustrated with the bigger pastel on which I was working that I went outside and wiped the entire thing down. As I stood there looking at the after image and I saw a possibility. Up to the studio we went and a brand new landscape evolved completely unplanned. Now I am not going to profess this to be a finished painting, but it was a lesson.
1. listen to the painting, don't force my agenda
2. I prefer to paint distance... not to close. I was painting a landscape that was too close for my liking. I felt SQUEEZED.
Think about your lessons. The painting will always teach you.