ALL THINGS RECONSIDERED
A number of viewers responded positively to my last post, Here Today, in which I showed the before and after of several paintings I recently reworked. The changes ranged from sprucing up to major overhauls. Here are a few more.
They may not all have succeeded equally, but I think they are generally improved, and it is a useful learning exercise (circles are one recurring theme). I also had better lighting and sharper focus today when I photographed the new versions than when I photographed many of the originals.
I will return to posting new work after this.
In some cases, the changes were relatively minor.
In others, I intensify color. In some paintings I expand on an idea. Or I make a whole new painting, incorporating parts of the original.
I can’t find the photo of the original, horizontal version of 1.17.9, but much of it remains visible beneath the pink surface.
6 Replies to “All Things Reconsidered”
Very interesting to see how these have evolved!
Thank you Joanne!
Wonderful Russ; love the blue one that to me looks like an upside down Hummingbird.
Thank you Leslie–although usually I prefer my birds right-side-up!
All of them are wonderful to gaze upon. And, actually, a few I liked better in the their first version. When I look at these again, I know I’ll see something I did’n’t see the first time around which is what makes your art so interesting.
Thank you Damaris. I am always taking a risk when I paint over, and they may not all turn out for the better. But something about these originals did not sit right with me, so it was worth a try to fix. In any event, it is great to compare the before and after, and it would be ideal if I could keep both.