Monday, May 16, 2011

Fixing Things

I have decided that I am quite good at fixing things.  I recently did a small painting of a sea view through an open window.  The first one I didn't like because it showed too many pencil lines (#1). Then I tried to fix it with water color. I didn't like that either (#2).  Finally I took a wet Kleenex and carefully wiped off the water color.  It was still blue underneath, so I took another Prisma color pencil and very carefully went over the blue and then smoothed the pencil lines into one another with my finger (#3). What do you think?  Any improvement?




Still room for improvement in one or two spots, I think, but I think also I will leave well enough alone.


kaybee said...

I love it, Chris - I don't see the need for any improvements!

I have started some art again, now I have a bit more time on my hands.

Hope you will get to the bottom of your health problems and will be feeling better soon.

Gillian Mowbray said...

Fascinating to see the progression of this piece, Chris. Each version has its merit but I kinda like the 1st one best because it has a more graphic quality!
A tricky subject, very well done. x

snafu said...

Realism is not always perfection, they all have merit and I don't think anyone would have said anything against any of them, but it is nice to see a perfectionist at work.

Anonymous said...

I like the third one best too, ChrisJ. Though I would like all of them if I didn't have to choose.

sandy said...

i think it looks great. i've done that before but it didn't' work out so well..

MorningAJ said...

The secret is knowing when to stop. I think it looks great now. Well done.