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...