Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wheat Field (revisited) 9x12" -Sold

While looking for framed artwork for an upcoming show in January, I found and oldie that needed fixing.

The original (here) was done on location two years ago, and at the time, I felt compelled to paint just what I saw. Because back then I needed some work for a show on plein air, the painting was framed almost right away. As it often happens after I frame something, I became more aware of the mistakes I did, so I simply stored it in a closed. Every time I took it out I would add one more thing to my mental list of the things that needed fixing: the repeated shapes of the hills and the stands of trees, the strong colors, the barrier formed by the wheat field and tree stand.

I think I have addressed all those issues, and for the time being, I also think that this version speaks more of fall.Link

8 comments:

Jessica L. Buike said...

This really reminds me of here in Nebraska in the summer/fall! Great work!!

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Donna T said...

Nice changes, Adriana! Thanks for showing what you did and why. I find it really hard to give myself permission to change an already beautiful scene, as if I'm saying that Mother Nature hasn't done a good enough job! Merry Christmas!

Adriana Meiss said...

Jessica, Thank you for stopping by!
Donna, Merry Christmas to you too! After destroying one nice scene that I did en plein air (by trying to improve it), now I only change those that really, really need fixing. Unfortunately, sometimes when I see a very captivating scene, some important issues in composition scape my mind. My new motto is "try to make a painting work".

hmuxo said...

I absolutely love the changes you did, Adriana. I went back and forth several times and although I liked it THEN I love it NOW.!!

Adriana Meiss said...

Thank you Hilda! Happy New Year!

Joan Applebaum said...

Really nice. I love the color of the wheat fields.

Adriana Meiss said...

Thank you Joan! Let me know if you would like to paint outdoors this year.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!