Friday, February 24, 2012

Two from One

Queen's Lace Domain, 8x5"--SOLD
Very often I hold onto a bad painting hoping that someday I'll get the right idea on how to fix it. When an artist friend recently stopped by, I asked for her advice on one of those duds. Immediately she suggested to make two paintings out of it.

I think that part of the reason why it didn't cross my mind to do so in the first place must be because it would have felt like giving up on it, and I don't like to do that because that in turn, makes me realize that I made the mistake of jumping to paint a scene without sufficient thought, so I hold onto the idea of a solution, a fix.

Long Road, 8x6"
I didn't hesitate long to follow my friend's suggestion. After all, the time elapsed (3-4 years) had erased some of the feelings I had for the scene. And as a matter of fact, I didn't even look at the reference photo for new ideas.







The original painting:

10 comments:

Jo-Jo and Elisha said...

Truly beautiful.

Elaine said...

What a great idea to split that painting into two. I love the gold grass in the foreground of the road painting and the lace flowers are beautiful. What a good friend you have to be willing to make such suggestion knowing it would be a hard thing to do.

hmuxo said...

I love all of these paintings, Adriana! The first.."Two from one" is absolutely gorgeous with the colorful flowers...Great job!!!

Donna T said...

Nice solutions Adriana! I really like the addition of the pole's shadow across the road in the re-make. For some reason that really adds something special.

Adriana Meiss said...

Jo-Jo and Elisha, Thank you for stopping by!
Elaine, I feel lucky to have found a few artists friends who are not afraid to say what they think when asked. In any case, the most important thing is what I decide to do with their suggestions. Having a second opinion from someone you trust is always helpful.
Hilda, Thank you.
DonnaThank you! I had posted the original on Wet Canvas a while ago. What surprises me about myself this time is that I didn't have to think much about what to do to each of them.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

They look really good, it reminded me of when I was about to scrap some paintings last year. They had made the rounds and no sales so I made 2 from 1 and drastically cropped others and put them back out for sale and most of them sold. Now I try to do this step before starting a painting as I felt like I must have missed something originally. I like your work!

Adriana Meiss said...

SunnyBrook Farm, Thank you! Now when I have "problem pastels" done on paper, I place smaller mats on different areas of the painting to see what ideas come to mind from the reduced scenes.

flea market said...

Beautiful painting, you're very talented!

Adriana Meiss said...

Flea market, Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!