This is another one of my paint-overs, as mentioned in my last email. The built-up layers provide wonderful textures for the many variations of white.
October was an “Aha!” month. I painted over, or made necessary revisions to, five paintings! This is one of them. Its first identify (much darker) was chosen for a top-notch juried exhibition, and I personally liked it a lot. But I couldn’t hang it in my own home (although I tried), because it came off too severe. So I softened and whitened the daylights out of it.
For the curious, below is a photo of the original version. Last is a photo of the revision, hanging happily on the wall.
This painting is just off the easel. I will probably end up making some minor revisions, but thought I would post it in case someone wants to place an early claim on it. The photo above is a little too dark, but maybe more accurate with the colors than the lighter one below.
This is the Winter Orchard painting that made it to the prime spot above our mantel. The photo is a little dark, but you get the idea.
It’s usually wise to wait and post new paintings on the following day, in case one wants to make revisions after seeing things with fresh eyes. But sometimes one is not in the mood to wait.
The title and painting tell the story. Just take a deep breath and “go there.”
Sometimes the sky speaks. Always it points me to its Maker.