Monday, June 9, 2008

When in doubt, paint lavender!

Here is another example of 'reworking' a piece until it works. I've decided sunflower fields are just not my thing! I tried to make it work...but it wasn't happening. For 2 years, I had the first version, then the second, sit in several of my Galleries--and it wouldn't sell! The first piece, I think we'll agree, had too much of that 'weird' green in the distant mountains. That's just the sort of green that will never sell--because who on earth has that color in their home? And the yellow/green combo isn't good--especially when that's the entire painting! The second version is much better. I brought in some more colors like oranges and nice browns. I made the distant hill more interesting. But sunflowers are a tough sell these days. Maybe 10 years ago this wasn't the case! So when in doubt, make it a lavender field, and it will be fantastic! I brightened up the yellows, and the house, and painted a lavender field right over the sunflowers! Paintings are all about layers, afterall. This particular piece is quite heavy with all the paint I keep adding to it! Both new lavender fields were snatched up immediately by my Laguna Beach Gallery. Hopefully now they will find a loving home! :)

1 Comments:

Blogger Beka said...

I love comparing the paintings and seeing the final piece. Wow...so much work. Fortunate that it is a work that you truly love.

June 17, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

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