February 4, 2008

If at first you don't succeed...

Paint, Paint again.

This painting started off as something else entirely.

But I had fun finishing it off in a new way that wasy completely different.

I knew from the start that it would be impossible to mess up this painting. So much of painting seems first to just make the brushstroke, and second, figuring out ways to correct regrettable brushtrokes.

I guess it's knowing when to quit is part of the secret.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Yes, my art teacher told me that too - 'know when to stop'!

It's the same with everything actually - cooking, shopping, nagging the kids about homework...lol.

Love the painting! It's got such a happy look to it!