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!