"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ballerina #21 - A Mulligan
After spending an unhappy week or so living with Ballerina #21 in my studio, I decided on a do-over. After covering the original painting with a coat of burnt umber thinned with mineral spirits, I repainted the entire piece. Although I am still uneasy about it, I am happier this time around as I do believe it approaches my original conception more closely. Here it was before the mulligan:
I am done with it for now although I think that in the future I may retry this concept again - one never knows!