Friday, April 12, 2013
A Painting on a Painting
Last year I started and almost finished a painting that went somewhere completely different than I wanted. This is not a bad thing; however, it took a direction that I didn't like very much. I tried to change it several times, but it only got worse, so I put it away and forgot about it.
Recently I found it again, and I was embarrassed about how bad it was - so embarrassed that I won't show it here. I decided to paint over it, to get rid of it for good. There were a very few areas that I liked and left those unpainted, hoping that I could do something with it.
You can still see a bit what was underneath it - a girl with a lot of punched flowers in her hair, you can see the outline of her shirt and the shape of a bird. I wanted to paint another girl and thought it would be a good idea to turn the canvas.
The flowers make a really nice texture. However, I didn't really like the spots I left from the old painting except for the heart. I covered them as well.
This is the finished painting, and I am much happier with it than with the original painting. It's a completely different girl, the mood is not dark but more pensive.
The flowers beneath the girl turned out really nice - I like it that way.
I am linking again with Paint Party Friday and Studio JRU. Let me know what you think!