Today I decided, or should I say forced myself, to go back to this 24″ x 24″ acrylic painting of THE VIEW OF NEWPORT BRIDGE FROM JAMESTOWN POST #161.
This painting has been giving me a tough time.
Through feedback from my wonderful readers, I’ve figured out it is most likely because the painting lacks bright color (which I am attracted to) and it’s a little too serious (I tend to look for more playful subject matter).
Both reasons have left me unmotivated and at a loss for where to go next. Here is the progression:
I had originally sketched in a little barn, but after painting it in, I felt like it was too corny and cliché.
So today I painted out the barn.
I also started adding extra layers of color to the foliage and fixed the steel girders on the bridge.
I started painting a field from left to right, but quickly it became a vegetable crop.
I still need to paint in front of the crop as well as add leaves and grass to the forefront of the painting.
I probably have one more days work.
If you don’t mind, I am going to space this painting out and work on it again next Monday. I feel like a child with A.D.D. being asked to stay still for 6 hours in a library!
I haven’t quit though. I will see it through.
I promise! :)