Had to tinker


Remember me? Sometimes I will view a piece, like it, but there is just something not quite the way i would like…if after a few days i feel the same, then i have a choice to make.

1) do whatever I think it needs more or less of

2)decide to do another with the changes i think will make it better

3)do nothing for another week or two and see how i feel then.

I chose number 1 and made some changes…why you might ask…the upper half felt too real, and real wasn’t my goal. The textures were too much alike in the green areas . Too much white outlines in the lower branches…and finally the moon needed something more. They were some more minor changes, as to be expected when you go back and get real close to your work.

I loved the first piece, but now I love this one more, been framed and hanging in my house and looks wonderful. I do work in a basement and if my mad experiments don’t work, they never leave those confines…well rarely πŸ˜‰


37 thoughts on “Had to tinker

      • I am prone to over-do, so I have to work in stages and set pieces aside to come back for a fresh look. Sometimes I can just “see” what it is missing. I enjoy your work and think you were successful in bringing more texture and subtle interest to this piece.

  1. I do know what you mean about finding a stopping place. It is sometimes difficult to just leave a piece as it is. —- My youngest son is 6’4″ at 19. He is not through growing, but he doesn’t bump his head as much as he used to, so maybe the upward trend has slowed some. —- Bear

  2. Love the colours, the softness of the top half, the angular of the bottom (probably didn’t describe that right; but I’m not an artist, although would love to be). Thank you so much for visiting poetrycottage and following.

    • To speak about art is sometimes best left to those that don’t try to use insider words that don’t speak the true heart of one that admires the arts…your words are fine, and i appreciate your comment, thank you.

  3. Nice work. The basement is the place for all of my drawings, but I still enjoy doing it once in a great while. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following it. With so many blogs out there, I am more than honored, and am returning the favor. I look forward to getting to know you better over the next year or so. πŸ™‚ Marsha πŸ™‚

  4. I like the layering and multicolored transparencies of this piece.

    Happens to me, too. Being afraid of editing/re-doing something and making it worse, I take a picture or copy of the original. That’s what I’ve been doing with some of my art journal pages which needed adjustments.

    Well, good thing you’re satisfied with how it turned out, and that it found a nice spot in your crib.

  5. Awesome work, I can relate to your post also because when I edit things I have to leave them alone for a while so that I can look at it again with a different perspective. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Very appealing artwork, Ken. Though I must say, even if you would have left it the way it was, I would still find it very appealing. Having said that, however, I understand why you did what you did. You’re the creator – so be as the creator sees it πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  7. My writing professor told me that poems are never completed, only abandoned. I’ve found that this holds true with paintings as well. I never seem to be “finished.” There’s always something I could change or add. I like the changes here and enjoy your work. Very nice!

  8. Looked too real? hmm, it is an abstract design of real things, so perhaps it is subjective. I thought it a nice painting and still do, but if you change it again, maybe you could do a slide show of the differences, otherwise your text only confuses the viewer, because we can’t remember what you changed.

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