Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Large Landscape Demo - DONE (for now...)

Well, I went in and tweaked some things this morning, most noticeably the foreground, which is a bit improved I think. At this point, I've spent way too much time with this painting, and I need a break. So, here's a better image of it - about 98% finished. I'll go back in and do the remaining 2% with fresh eyes in a few weeks.

I wanted to put this painting in the Governor's Art Show in the spring and use the image in the catalog, but I'm not sure it's good enough. I might still keep it for the show (I can have two large and two small paintings in the show), but I just don't know if I want it in the catalog. The painting in the catalog needs to be eye-catching, and I'm so tired of this painting that I'm not sure whether it is or not. Decisions...

Now I'm going to hide this somewhere so I don't have to look at it, and get to work on some small paintings. An 8x10" is going to seem like nothing after slaving away at this thing all week!


  1. It looks good to me Stacey, You have just been looking at it with a critical eye for too long. You are right to put it away for a while before you mess it up trying to make it better.

  2. Thanks Frank - I do have a tendency to dislike all of my big paintings once I've finished them - just too much time spent looking at the same thing!