Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Going over brush strokes

People "doing what people do" at the beach is one of my favorite subjects. I did this fairly quickly one morning this week and was pretty happy with it. It made a strong statement.  Then today, I went back at it.  I should know better. Whenever I do that, the painting looses it's freshness and sense of immediacy. I'm realizing that whenever I "go over" a nice thick purposeful brush stroke, I suck the life right out if it! You pretty much have to get it right the first time and then leave it alone. And that's tough!

 Sea Glass Hunting 
8 x 10 

1 comment:

  1. I like this. I can't tell here, though, so it's not wrecked!
    Amen to the 'reworking'. A sure way to kill a painting!