Friday, September 25, 2009

A Mulligan

In the world of golf a mulligan is when you make such a bad shot that you ask for a do-over. Something I am heard requesting on a regular basis. This aceo is an art mulligan. When I first finished it I was happy with the misty soft look of the landscape. (I tend to be initially happy with nearly all my paintings. Doubt and regret sets in later.)

So when the second thoughts arrived I decided to go back to the easel and re-work this piece. I felt it needed more light values and hightened contrast. Here's the grand make-over:

I for one would love to see a tv reality show staged in the artist's studio - it could be called Project Atelier or What Not to Paint.


Karen said...

I love it: an art mulligan! How funny! Your makeover is quite dramatic. Isn't it great to be able to see what we need to change.

AutumnLeaves said...

I found myself trying to figure out which one I like better, Kathleen. I think maybe the first as the sense of the mist is more real for me with the muted, almost ghostly trees in the distance. Of course, I really love them both though. Seems like I always see with different eyes and maybe this is part of my own artistic lack.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

I love that as an artist you can create things any way you want... and change them if you feel like it..such control!!! ;-)
Don't know if one is better than the other - I may change t again... ( I also move the furniture around a lot in my house)

Maryanne said...

Kathleen, maybe you should play around with some landscapes that have less contrast in value, honestly, the first one draws me in, has more sense of atmosphere.