Sunday, February 10, 2013

Trouble in River City

Whew! This has bee another struggle.  I am not sure it is done. It has cloned tracks and I have definite triangles of bushes. Some feel there is a distraction of the sign. That my be as it does bring the eye to the foreground.Not sure what to do with it at this point.I was very excited to start the painting. I really liked what was happening with the rainy look. Then started painting and my watery foreground was wrong. It took me a while to realize the water would be IN THE TRACKS! So I did look at puddles and a muddy drive on the way to the dog agility class and came home and painted them. But alas they are pretty cloned but how do I make tracks side by side that are not cloned? I should have designed it better in the beginning before I went too far . I like the idea and the mood and the mystery. I will figure it out.I think in trying to un-triangle the dark bushes I kept raising the line but wanted to keep the middle ground. Maybe I should crop it into an 8x8.  That might make it a lot better.

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain. That's quite a process. It is a fine painting, and I admire your desire to resolve these issues and make it better. I'm interested to see how you will do it.