Monday, February 9, 2009

"Ridgeline" revisited

"Ridgeline" reworked
oil on linen panel, 12x9 in.

This is the same painting I posted on December 2nd (you can see it here). I did not like the perspective or the flatness, and so a few days ago I reworked it to introduce a more intimate perspective and stronger contrast. I like it better, but at this point I am moving so quickly into a more expressionist abstract style that I can't say it grabs me. Though I've found that if I let something sit around for a while, sometimes it will grow on me. We'll see. And then there is always the fact that what doesn't appeal to one person, really resonates for someone else. So perhaps out there is a person waiting for just this painting... or maybe it will eventually become a different painting.