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What would Frank do?

Paintings with problems … how to solve them?  I often ask myself, “What would Frank do?”  But to follow up on my May 28 blog post of the same name, I didn’t have Frank to ask (Frank O’Cain, my Abstract Watercolor instructor at the Art Students League, was going to be away for three weeks).

So I decided to take matters into my own hands (it IS my painting, after all) and try the two solutions mentioned in my May post.  As I had predicted, the first option didn’t work.  I tried painting a piece of paper black and putting it up in the top right hand corner, but it only made everything worse. Scratch that idea.

Moving right along, I decided to tackle the second idea: “Develop the bottom and left halves of the painting and make them stronger.”

This is the result.

Underground v2

Underground v2

So now that I like it, I’ll bring it in to show Frank.  To be continued…


Posted by ruthhurd on July 24, 2015
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 07/25/2015

    It’s always challenging to get the “picture” when viewing on the Internet. Not sure what size this is, for example. I say this because I think this is a very successful painting and I expect it is even better “in person”. Love it!

    • 07/25/2015

      Yeah. It was sobering. At the moment I’m trying to understand his comments. Then I’ll try to implement…

      Ruth Hurd Sent from my iPhone



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