'Reflections On Blue' (revisited) 21x30" Pastel on sanded paper
There are times when a painting just sits and never goes out to show off. I have had this painting (below) for some time and decided I just wanted to foof it up a bit, adding some looseness to the water, softening edges, changing the composition...like everything was so wrong! I still kept most of the image intact, but it now has a new and improved face. Below is the original painting that I foofed with. See if you can tell what's changed. Better? I think so. Although it's not a general rule for me to pull a painting from the comfort of it's frame and rework it after, say 10 years, but hey why not? I usually just move it and get on with the new stuff. This revised piece will be up for live auction at the Portland Waterfront Marriot for the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation dinner and auction. Info for this event is listed in the 'Upcoming Events' section to the right.
'Reflections On Water' (first time around)