First of all, thanks to those who gave advice on how I could improve my piece from yesterday. Oh...was I frustrated. Lately I've been reading posts on various blogs talking about how you've got to stop getting down on yourself when you do a piece you think is crummy: it's a path of continual learning, don't compare yourself to others etc... And I know this and in fact it's what I remind others - but man! it's easy to fall into!
So I gave myself a shake and tried to start today with a fresh mind/clean slate. I'm posting the piece I worked on from yesterday - Quince; and then the piece I began with renewed focus today - Narcissus. Unfortunately the blues from the two pieces kind of clash, but I thought I should post my revised effort.
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $75