26 August 2012

to discard or not?

This very simple composition inspired by the Amalfi coast was coming along quite nicely, until I wiped my hand across it to remove some detritus from the eraser that I had used on some pencil marks, completely forgetting that part of the painting was still wet.  I usually work on at least three paintings at a time, allowing two to dry while I work on the third.  This time I was just working on one, and of course...

I still like it a lot, and I will finish it, but I can't exhibit it or put it out there to be sold knowing that I have "messed up".  I guess I have just painted a picture for my own kitchen!

I'll do a repaint eventually, but today wasn't the day for it.

Today I am grateful for paint and paper. 

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