Monday, February 16, 2009
More finished, nearly done, almost...
Today I worked on "The Guest" (which is what I've titled the large Everglades painting) all day at my make-up day at the Heritage Center. It was interesting to go there on a different day from my regular Wednesday gig as there's a completely different group of artists on Mondays - all clay artists - who nevertheless had a field day giving me good-natured advice and opinions as to how I should finish. As it was a holiday for most, we had quite a few visitors, too, so rest assured I've had plenty of feedback. I enjoyed the repartee - and of course took it all in - but went on in my own way.
And last night after posting the drawing and photo of the newest Bird/Wind painting, I made several changes and here is the final version of Early Warning. The bill of the blackbird was too close to the far wing, and I made several color adjustments in the clouds. It looks " finished" to me now - and closer in spirit and energy to the original drawing.