Well………..one of them is still red anyway….although it reminds me a of tornado on red ground. One is untouched, still with the first coat of red………. and one is no where near red. I’ll take a picture so I can “get away” from them and see what I think. These babies may end up with several layers.
The red doesn’t have much value change….way too much like the same ole, same ole for the other one.
I’m feeling a deep dissatisfaction with a lot of my work lately…………why is that? Does it mean growth? Well, if it does, then I’m ready to get past the growth cycle for a change and fall in love with something I’m doing. I want to feel the “woo-woo…..that is right on, way to go” feeling.
Red doesn't photograph worth a hoot, does it! Should be no problem to cut the diagonal and lose the tornado, or work some collage into a layer or two… a new door, so to speak. Sometimes just hanging them somewhere in your peripheral vision will allow them to 'speak to you' after a bit. Teen age years, doncha know 😉 The best kids can be the pits when they're not quite mature.
Yeah….those mid-valued pigments are hard to get a handle on. Sometimes these small pieces are harder to get "right" than the larger ones. Makes you wonder why you do so many of them…and I just ordered some of the Ampersand 12 x 12's…..collage should work better on them than on canvas.
I'm a great believer in putting things to one side if they resist satisfaction. Sometimes the best thing to do when in a hole is to stop digging. I often find that after a satisfactory piece or run of pieces then a patch of disatisfaction comes along, but is just temporary, and I can't count the number of set aside disappointments which have turned into great 'woo woo' work later.
Tornadoes have their own kind of strange beauty. I might be tempted to leave that one alone.
Not that I'm saying you should. I'm just saying . . .
Good points, Omega and Martha. Maybe I should take that one off the painting wall and think about it awhile.
I love the red one. It is surprisingly calming to me. I feel a lot of tension in the second one and I am not as happy with the composition. Maybe it's because I actually liked them in their original state.
Something to think of there, Annette. It may be due to the close values and intensities of the red one. Do you mean the original red, lavender, white or the original red? Although the red states had their good points… in person, I didn't like their surface quality… or better I should say, they didn't seem "complete" yet.
Quality is something that is hard to put your finger on until you finally "know" it. Or maybe, everyone has a different idea of surface quality.
The other one….is somehow "static" or it might be that it is too much the same ole thing in my eyes.
Well, I for one, like the first one better, and I wouldn't touch it. Of course, I know you will, but it has a feeling, as Annette says of quietness, altho' red, and I really think it is a change for you. The other is one that makes me nervous for some reason.
Sorry to be just getting around to replying to this. I meant the original red, lavendar and white. I loved the piece as a vertical triptych.
Ha ha….well, sorry Annette, it is long gone now. It's good to know I didn't totally lose it when I put them all together in the first place though.
I am tending to leaving the "tornado" looking one alone though although I may fiddle around in the lower part with a little more lost and found.
I already covered over the other one with blue and green and it's staring at me now saying "what next"???