Thursday, September 2, 2010


I made this painting a few years ago for a wall over the bed in my guest room.  The colors are in question, and there's just something about it that I've never been happy with.

It's very hard for me to step back and see what it is about a work that needs to be fixed.  Looking at it in the mirror sometimes helps, and taking a picture of it sometimes helps.

Here's what I think needs fixing:  First, the tiles are at the wrong angle, so they just seem to sit there on top of the painting, instead of being in it.  The girl's blouse looks twisted at a wrong angle instead of a correct one.  The bottom part of the wall in the corner is not straight, and maybe it needs to be another color so it doesn't fight with her skirt.  And I'm thinking now, looking at it again, that the jar needs to be lighter in color:  the question is, what color? 

If you have any ideas, I would truly welcome the help.  I like the premise of this painting, so I want to keep it, but I want to look at it without pain, so I need to fix it. 

You can be brutal, I can take it.....

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