I have been working on this painting for a couple weeks now. It has surprised and angered me several times so far and last night, I re did the main part of it for the 3rd or 4th time…
If you’ve been following my journey at all, you know that I mostly do landscapes. I love nature and have found the subjects involved to be very forgiving for this newbies eye and hand. A tree is not a straight line and flower petals don’t have to be perfect to be believable. Conversely, man made objects are not nearly as forgiving. A building, to be believable, has to have straight and consistent lines or it might as well be a rock.
My latest piece is a stray away from my usual landscapes. I’ve tossed the idea around several times and yet, shied away because I knew the details would be more difficult to master. Then, I stumbled on a local fair/show that I thought I might be interested in attending. The show is at an old car club nearby. I happen to have access to a bunch of old cars parked in the woods. I also kinda love old cars. Seems like a good idea, no?
By Image 3 row 1, I thought I was nearing done. The next morning I took a really good look at it vs my reference and…. It now looks more like number 6… Ugh! I do believe I have a better handle on this one now… not perfect, but better… This piece is beginning to turn into a nemesis… I will conquer it! lol
Enjoy your struggles. They only make you better 🙂