Sometimes painting is easy, other times it is difficult.
A year ago I began a new series of paintings. The first stages involved layering several blind colour sketches on each of about a dozen stretched canvases. I'd been making blind drawings in a sketchbook and had decided to try translating the technique on a larger scale.
Here is one of the "beginnings"
it languished for some months
but then I worked on it again
and now it looks like this.
I am not sure whether it is now a better painting; it is certainly a different painting than it was. Sometimes after I work over a painting I feel a sort of nostalgia for its youth, so to speak, but it is never possible to go back.
I also worked on this painting a tiny bit
whose orientation is still unclear
and I'm calling it finished for now.
Please feel free to use your imagination to see various tonalities of reds & oranges... which my camera unfortunately does not differentiate between very well! :)