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Has no Name Yet - work in progress
oil on canvas
Remember this one? I could name it "resurrection" because I think it has come back from the dead. (several times). I like how it has developed though, and as you can see, I have been having lots of fun with the texture of the wall in the background. ( not so much fun with the texture of the orange.)
One idea behind this painting was all about painting different textures. But now, I am at a familiar spot in the painting process... the "Stand Back from the Still Life!" spot.
I was reading one of my favorite art blogs, Art and Influence, written by Armand Cabrera. His latest post is titled "(Bouguereau Quotes Part 2".)
There is one quote from Bouguereau I can really relate too. (especially now)
"Starting a picture is very pleasant, for you always believe that this time you’re going to create a masterpiece; you take pains, and little by little the painting takes shape, the effect comes through. You feel marvelous sensations. When it’s done however things are different. You want to touch up the arm, the movement of the body doesn’t seem graceful…and you end up doing nothing for fear of having to redo the whole thing completely."
I get that feeling a lot. The best way I have found to get past it is to take very small steps. First take a tiny section. ( perhaps the light side of the orange) Analyze it, look at it critically.( go back to my last two posts) and fix that part. Then take another small part and fix that area. Keep moving and you will soon have gotten yourself past your dilemma...
Of course you may end up right back where you started... needing to step away from the painting!