Skip to content

It’s subtle

Improving on a painting that sorta works, but not completely, is often difficult. Sometimes the next painting is worse, not better. Even when it’s better, sometimes it’s subtle.

My first painting of a straw hat, grapes, green vase and a basket wasn’t god-awful, but sure wasn’t a home run.

Yellow Hat

Yellow Hat       15 x 12

I couldn’t figure out how to fix it, so I decided to start a completely new painting.

Miracle of all miracles, this one is better …  much better.  I enlarged the hat, changed the shape of the green vase, adjusted the color of the hat, enlarged the holes in the hat and moved them so the color linked with the grapes, removed the handle from the basket (you didn’t know that’s what it was, did you?) etc. etc.

Yellow Hat 2

Yellow Hat 2      16 x 12      $850

Whew!  Each change was subtle but thank goodness it worked out.

Posted by ruthhurd on June 29, 2016

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Comments Feed

%d bloggers like this: