I don’t really want to tell you about the homestead this week. It’s been a rough week for us and I don’t want to tell you about problems with out solutions…
Rather, I’m gonna tell you about a problem with a solution 🙂
Back in December I had an idea for a four seasons piece with my wire trees on canvas.
I sketched out my idea and went to work.
Idea: four seasons is pretty self explanatory, right? I started with four 5/7 canvases. I knew I wanted the sky and hills to continue across all four pieces. I also wanted the trees to be very similar. The sky was my favorite part; Sunrise thru to sunset.
I started to lay out the hills and sky and work on the first batch of trees. It was an ok start but the trees were awful!
I worked on trees and just looked at it for several weeks before I worked on the sky.
After the sky, I didn’t touch it for a couple weeks. I was so proud of the sky I didn’t want to mess it up 🙂
I messed it up… it just wasn’t coming together. too dull and cut out. nothing about it made me want to look at it.
I thought maybe adding something to the foreground would help.
It didn’t…. I sent it off for a friend to look at. She didn’t even respond! and, Thank God (and computer glitches)! With no response from one of the nicest people I know, I knew I had to fix it. (turns out, she never even saw it…)
This is the truly scary part… I went in and whited out the whole bottom half of each piece!
Finally though, it did start to come together and, I am so pleased!
So, do you think I should frame them together or individually?