Saturday, October 17, 2009

recycled sky

10"x8" oil on RayMar panel...This was completed using the 'recycled sky' from a previous painting (see October 16th post). Both days were gray and overcast with scattered showers. I'm thinking about recycling other less than satisfactory plein air studies...letting the sky and foliage show through to the new painting.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

I kept the sky...

Sometimes a painting, no matter how hard you try, just doesn't work. This day I thought that the worst thing about the painting was the sky. It was dull, gray, overcast, misty rainy - just yukky as far as lighting and color. But as I finished the painting, I wasn't satisfied at all with anything -- except the sky. Very strange. So I wiped off everything - except the sky - and used the canvas for another painting. But I left the sky, which worked really well with the later work. Happy little accident?? No, I think it was just taking what didn't work at a particular time and using it another time...a recycling of time.
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