Monday, April 5, 2010

Redeux

This is a painting of an Ohio bank barn that I did last year and that has been a thorn in my side all winter. I would look at it and be more dis-satisfied every day. I decided that it was the warm umber that needed to be modified:





I grabbed it off the wall this weekend and impulsively took a paint brush to it. Gone is the vast expanse of warm rich values that really needed to be contained to the foreground. I'm much happier with the painting now - and I'm casting a very critical eye on a few other pieces that have not stood the test of time!
Do you re-work your paintings?










2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Goodness Kathleen! Looks like same barn, different day! LOL The light has changed dramatically. I like both versions to be quite honest. One looks like an autumn-y rainy day, the other looks more spring-ish to me. Beautiful either way.

Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Thank you - the color change does give it a different feel for sure!