Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Oil on canvas
I was doing a bit of tidying yesterday and unearthed this painting from the corner I had put it in. I'm sure most artists at some time or another have been lucky enough to have follow up commissions. Sometimes, those commissions can have a good few years in between them. The cringe factor happens when you are re- aquainted with the first painting and you see the errors screaming at you. All you want to do is take the painting in hand and alter them. But really that's only ego talking, stop and think how your style has improved and developed. Don't cringe, smile at what you've achieved.
The painting was done for my mother more years ago than I care too mention and was of two of the family pets Amber and Pebble. It's a strange thing but this and the painting I did of Tara are the only paintings I've done of my own animals (Dougal doesn't count as he didn't actually belong too me). Something I should perhaps address in the future plus a re-do of this one...smile.