I think I have finally crossed an "it's all in your mind" barrier that I have been struggling with for a while. (we artists have many of these, it's a hazard of the job). This one was the thought form I call - I can't produce good work quickly enough to feed multiple galleries.
Sounds simple to solve, but again, this is an artist's mind we are dealing with, and nothing is more insecure , with the possible exception of a 3 year old's... after moving into a new house.
Anyway, first the good news. My gallery called to say that a couple of paintings sold. yeah! ( the small marigolds) and I need to replace them , they also reminded me that they would like to have another painting similar to one that sold in the past. I need to get this done this week. Yikes! ....
In the past I have always had the thought that a quick painting meant a loose painting. Now I realize ( don't laugh at how simple the solution sounds ) that if I paint smarter or more deliberately accurate earlier I can produce the quality I want in a more efficient manner.
I never said I was a fast learner!
I thought I would show the set up from a different angle. It takes a lot of the glamor away doesn't it? Note the tuna can propping up the picture frame.
Below are three images I pulled from the web. I will use a little artistic license and choose the color and tone that I like.
Great post, Peter. No apologies for a simple solution. Most good ideas are very simple, it just takes deliberate thought to come upon them. I'll keep you post in mind on future starts. TY
Excellent post. Really like seeing your colors develop over that background. Look forward to the rest of the painting. Congrats on the sale too!
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