I Want to Be Finished…

I want to be finished…or when a painting doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it too…

I’ve been photographing my paintings for a couple of years now, and although I am by no means even a good photographer, I have a system figured out that works most of the time. But there are some paintings that I have a really difficult time getting an impression that really brings out the true image of the painting.

This painting has eluded me totally. I think one reason is that photographs are two dimensional, so flattening out a painting is taking out the three dimensionalism that one is trying to develop in a painting.

I took a picture of the painting this morning as it is sitting on my counter awaiting completion…

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I’m trying to show some dimension with background objects. Doesn’t help much, but here is my photo of the painting and I cringe when posting it, because it doesn’t look like this to me in real life…

bouquet finiIn real life I like the overall impression, but I think photographs can bring out mistakes or areas in a painting that need more work. Perhaps that is what I am seeing that I just need to adjust places that pop out at me.

Or maybe I just need to put it away from a bit and have a fresh look at it…?

I don’t know…it’s looking gloppy to me. I think I like it better in the top before picture, maybe I just need to soften it up a bit.