|"A Time to Dance" 7"x 5" oil on gessobord|
"A Time to Dance" was inspired by a lovely pair of swallowtail butterflies flying in the sun with a wall in shadow behind them. The green bar on the left of the painting wasn't there at first. When I had finished painting, I just felt something was off. I showed it to Jeff and he mentioned that the proportion of the photo I was working with was different than the 5"x 7" gessobord I was using. Good grief, I couldn't believe I had missed that! I added the green bar to adjust for my mistake. It is an o.k. solution, but I felt the whole painting just didn't capture the movement and joy that I had envisioned. Sigh. I set it aside and went on to other things.
|"A Time to Dance Solo" 8"x 10" digital detail of the original painting.|
So what do you think? Do you prefer the "duo" or the "solo" dance? Does it ruin the mystery of a piece of art to tell the secrets about it's creation? Let me know what you think in the comments here or on facebook.
Happy fear-less creating!
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