Sunday, November 29, 2009

Painting over yet another old painting

Final painting:




Paint over sequence:


Here is a 6 x 8 painting, painted over an earlier "sunset" attempt (that lacked both contrast and interest). The trick here was to keep the foreground dark enough. Darker values were not "violated" by incorrect values--(although the road values look best in photo #4). I'll make corrections...Meanwhile, let's count this as a successful exercise.

17 comments:

Don Coker said...

LOL!!! If I had a dime for every time I said those words! Both the original and the do over are simply lovely. But I'm sure you are satisfied with the do over. Thank you again for your kind words of encouragement at my blog. I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Sadia Hussain said...

It happens a lot to me when I'm painting with acrylics ; your end result is marvelous! Beautiful tones!

Honor Martinez said...

Love the colors. It's a winner! The moon scene with the house and path keep one in the picture. Thanks for sharing.

Caio Fernandes said...

what a beautiful colors and composition .
i asked ( to myself ) if that house was really necessarie .
so i "took it of " and made all the diference for worst .
yes , that house is fantastic , makes the composition get wonderful and well balanced .

Kathy said...

Wow ... another fabulous transformation! You really nailed it.

Sheila said...

Wow!!! I need to round up a couple of canvases and start sanding now! Thanks again for a beautiful inspirational post.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Most definitely a successful exercise. Very nice Celeste

ArtSparker said...

I love the sequence of one landscape fading into another.

Don Bishop said...

Hi C,
I actually like the in between stages. I think each one of those could be a painting on their own. Of course the final looks nice too!

becky joy said...

Beautiful colors. I seem to spend periods of time reworking old paintings.

-Don said...

I don't think you're allowed to have this much fun. I really enjoyed the progression. My favorite part was watching the two pieces meet in the middle before the first piece started disappearing into the new one's horizon. Too fun! -Don

Janelle Goodwin said...

This is gorgeous, Celeste!!!

Celeste Vaught said...

Yummm! The thumbnail brought me over - and I'm glad I did, very interesting changes - quite successful too.

IronBear138 said...

Nice! I envy your talent, Celeste. (:

Dean H. said...

Fantastic outcome, Celeste!! Those darks make the powerful sunset colors GLOW!!

B Boylan said...

Bravo! Love the color in this one!

tudorstuff said...

Really like this - makes me wish I could paint - loved seeing how you progress through the making of it

It reminds me of
http://www.bmagic.org.uk/objects/1914P308

which is a favourite painting near where I live