Monday, November 14, 2011

Before and After

Solitaire,   30 x 30,  Original Version

Solitaire, 30 x 30,  New Version ( colors are closer to the actual in this photo )

Well, I'm not sure if I improved matters, but I saw the original version at Huff Harrington a few weeks ago, and thought it looked too flat, as though someone had been sitting on the roses.   So I brought the painting home and added the upper rose on the left, intending to play the angles.  Now it looks to me like I glued the new rose onto the painting (maybe I need to warm it?)  Yikes, I hate going back into a painting ... but the desire to "improve things" is always there, tempting me to tinker --  I have a feeling that it's not done yet! 


  1. Definitely like the improvement and the photo ..more true to color is lovely warm.I love the creamy, white on white, pale on pale..DON"T TOUCH IT

  2. It is comforting to me to see that you too feel the need sometimes to "fix" things! I love all your paintings and even love both versions of this one!

  3. I think both versions are beautiful but I do like what you did with the newer version. I think the added rose does give a more dynamic angle to the flower arrangement. I always like that your flower paintings are loose and just looked tumbled in the jar and fresh. You got that with this- movement and gorgeous colors-love the whole painting. No more tinkering:):)

  4. Personally I like them both, but I don't know why we have to sometimes think like the government. "You got to fix it until it's broken."
    I had a 36x48" painting that I thought was fairly good, not great. Last week, I thought I would take it, and tweak a few areas. So it went from bad to gugly. That's my girlfriend's word for "gosh awful ugly"
    I think the best thing for me to do, is to say a service over it, take it off the stretcher bars, and put it out of its misery.

    You've got the talent. You made it better!

  5. I see what you mean Nancy, and I love the warmer version! Your work is outstanding, of course. I got to see your work personally at Greenhouse Gallery's Salon International in 2010...beautiful and sensitive work!

  6. I have heard Bill say it and his gallery in Wyoming that warm draws you in...I think so in this case...nice work, Nanc...