Bee – A Work In Progress…

The first painting of the new year before things get moving (I’m anticipating a very busy year ahead), currently enjoying some space and the luxury of no stress, last year was a howler and I’m glad to see it’s arse as it disappears from my sight…

Here’s how things are looking so far. Acrylic/oil on panel 10 x 12″

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Salvaging A Failed Painting…

As an artist is always learning at whatever stage of the game, it stands to reason there’ll be a few screwed up pieces of paper and unfinished canvases along the way. This one was almost 5 feet tall when I worked on it, I tried to get it right but it simply wasn’t having a bar of it. I’ve been through this a couple of thousand times or more over the years so naturally, thought nothing of it. Luckily I thought to take a photo of it before I painted over it, and equally lucky that I know my way around a Wacom tablet and painting software. I salvaged it with very little work and I’m happy as a result.

A win.

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Here’s the ‘before’ (abandoned) version…

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Scratched Away At This Some More….

Moving into the fine details now… having to focus and not only look at the image as a whole, see how it all fits together, but also having to home in on those areas that require attention, and there are still many, many more. I’ll be putting this to one side for a day or two and look at it with fresh eyes.