Friday, March 5, 2010

Revisiting "Georgia Red"

One of my goals this year is to revisit a few paintings as part of the learning process.  I've been playing with this 30"x 40" acrylic on deep gallery-wrapped canvas one for the last two days... see the 'before' below.  It's still a work in progress, but I need to sleep on it and look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.  The funny thing is that I thought I liked this painting when I finished it back in 2008.  Sometimes it's best to gesso over a problem painting and go at it fresh, but I have learned a LOT from this one by tackling some weak points. Critiques are very much welcomed in the comments!  


Lisa Riehl said...

I would have said I liked the first one, but I love what you've done to it. You gave it more depth by emphasizing the shadows, and I especially love the change to made to mama fox! Beautiful!

Pat Burns said...

Thanks, Lisa... I'm enjoying your Winter Olympics trip from the warmth of my Georgia armchair!