Thursday, March 10, 2011

doubt #2

well, needless to say, i haven't gotten much ( ergo; anything.) done in
the studio over the past week or so with mardi gras and all.  thank goodness
all that is over with.  i'm not sure i could stand much more fun.  all that
fun is hard work!
this painting is something else.  the top version was the first session which
i ended up not liking at all the next day, so i continued to struggle and fiddle
with it off and on over the next couple of weeks.  on more than one occasion
i was on the verge of just painting over the whole thing as i alternated between
kind of liking it and outright disgust.  something made me stick with it though
and finally after a war of attrition i ended up with the finished painting on the bottom.
and i thought i was pretty happy with it.  now though, seeing the different stages
next to each other, i'm not sure i don't like the first version the best after all...
cripes!

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