Thursday, December 22, 2011
My art friend Mark Larsen hosted a breakfast at Bread and Ink this morning. A topic discussed was paintings that hit and paintings that miss. I brought in a stack of paintings that I felt "just" missed. Close, but no cigar. It was fun to talk about what went wrong. The painting above is probably my favorite in my stack of paintings that missed. The tree takes up half of the panel (vertically).......but the more I look at it, the more I believe it has enough good qualities to override that compositional flaw.
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Tree on the River, oil on 6x8 canvas panel
...and here is a little Chet Baker for Christmas: