I, however, have not come close to honing my craft. However, I will say of the paintings I painted in 2009 and repeated now, the former were the better projects and my cooking hasn't been all that great lately either. What's up, is it just a slump or is the best NOT yet to come?
Here is what happened with this painting.
I wanted to paint something for the Virtural Paint Out this month. The place is Vilnius Lithuania. I spent about an hour driving around the country and picked out a couple of possibles. I finally decided upon a trolly which is rather ironic in the first place. A trolly is a trolly in any country. But I was really not finding anything else. Well, when it was completed, I hated it. I told my daughter Mary Ellen, it was certainly destined for the burn pile. She happened to drop by after work today and was surprised I felt that way. I said, look, no one would want this painting to hang anywhere. I still hated it.
My dilemma was in order to remain true to the map photo and qualify for VPO, I felt I shouldn't make any significant changes. But since I don't want to post it, I can "fool around" with it all I want now. OK, I know you're dying to see it so here it is ... but I'm sure you'll hate it, too!
6 Kalvariju gatvė, Vilnius, Lithuania
12" by 16" acrylic on canvas board
March 14, 2013
That is the Good - I'm willing to share my mistakes
That is the Bad - I'm willing to share my mistakes
That is the Ugly - I'm willing to share my mistakes
AND, I will NOT be posting this to the Virtual Paint-Out!