Monday, December 17, 2007

The Benefits of Teaching


As a result of my organizing my studio I came across a group of sunflower paintings that I had done in '05 which were in my "not so great to say the least" pile. I usually don't bother "adjusting" paintings because I just end up changing everything and it would be just as easy if not easier to start fresh. This was the first time it actually worked! I'm wondering if it was a result of spending most of the fall teaching which meant analyzing many, many paintings and trying to really zero in on what could be done to make it a better painting. I still believe that it doesn't pay to rework old paintings but I was really happy with the way this group came out!
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3 comments:

LUCIANO FIGUEIREDO said...

Oh my oh my...
What a "great" job!
Congratulations!!

Kelley MacDonald said...

Well, whatever it looked like before, and however long it had to sit and 'wait' - it was worth it! This is beautiful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I agree with everything you said. Usually it's hard to recreate the mood or enthusiasm sometimes, but this looks like you went from start to finish in one session. Very nice. Oh, I could insulate my house with unfinished 'good starts' ;-/