Friday, February 22, 2013

Step 2 - Work in progress

Blocking in shadows and painting highlights in tree bark. So torn regarding how much to paint over the existing canvas. I really like a lot of what is happening regarding show-through yet I've got to develop it! I guess as long as I am able to hang on to the variety and contrasts... It's odd but I really enjoy paintings that are half-done. Can anyone relate?

10 comments:

Fay Terry said...

This is really looking good, Kim. I do know what you mean about half-done paintings. I think I like them because they are still full of possibility at that point! Have a great week-end.

JanettMarie said...

Absolutely, leave some of the painting to the viewers imagination.

Barbara Muir said...

I can relate. I love paintings that are half done too. Love this one, and all of your fine work.

XO Barbara

Gexton said...

This is beautiful. Really enjoyed catching up with your blog. What a great painting. There were so many amazing views - I could have painted

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Virginia Floyd said...

It's going to be beautiful!

Sandra Busby said...

I always love that some of your toned canvas shows through your paintings - It gives your paintings such depth and another dimension! :0)

Chris said...

Fabulous-I have no doubt you will make all the right decisions regarding it.

Sally Chupick said...

I can sooooo relate to the half-done painting dilemma.The design of this painting is calming.

LindaHunt said...

Yes, the energy is so fresh and alive in a half done painting!

Crystal Cook said...

So beautiful!! And yes I can so relate to being attracted to unfinished work, though I hardly ever have the guts to leave my own that way. ;)