Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Stripes" revisited

We all have them... paintings that need revisiting.  I liked parts of this painting.  I think I just got exasperated with the little girl's face, had a deadline looming for a show and just chickened out and put a generic face on it.  Never happy with it...at all!  So, yesterday I painted out the face & hair and went at it again.  Here's the result... a face that actually looks like the little girl, even with the hugely exaggerated colors.  It's believable, whereas the other simply was not.  Learning all the time!  I'll show you the after and then the before.  Tell me what you think.  Do I need to revisit yet again?

 
 
 
Now for the way is used to be:


 

4 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I love the improvements you made. Her face is so much better and her arm like how you changed the color of the dress too. It's a lovely piece.

Kim said...

I've been re-visiting a few paintings lately too. Yours looks great - the changes are all good. Her face is very natural and you got a great expression on her face. Can't imagine that mouth was easy to do but you handled it very well!

suzanneberry said...

Perfect! Your style is so alive, colorful and rich. Beautifully done.

Betty said...

Pat,
Much more interesting the second time...