Saturday, April 23, 2011
PALO DURO REWORK
"Palo Douro Overlook" 12" x 16" oil/linen
As is my custom I finished the first version of
"Palo Duro Overlook" a few days ago, then set
it facing the wall so I couldn't see it. I am in the final
days of getting ready for my three-man show next weekend
and now it is just a matter of going through the paintings
to decide which ones make the cut.
I liked "Palo Duro Overlook" but decided the top
of the bluff was too cool and too green, so this
morning I covered it in Liquin and repainted the bluff.
Everything else in the painting remained the same, I just
changed to color and value of the bluff so it gives the
painting a more cohesive feel. I also widened the left
side base of the bluff to give it a more grounded feel.
Looking at the first version I felt the bluff was painted
well, but it looked like it belonged in a different landscape.
I am much happier with the second version. What do you think?