21 January 2015

Can’t win ‘em all

Legs 1

I completed this painting last week and was so disappointed with the end result. Before I start I usually have a vague impression in my mind of what the end result might look like. It often doesn’t end up like the vision but even after “going its own way” I can live with the result. But this time I couldn’t. I was pleased with the sheen on the leg, which took a long time to get right, but apart from that it is not what I wanted. So I started again. Legs 2The second time I decided to concentrate more on the shoes, before realising that cuts out the only bit of the first one I was happy with! Overall the second attempt was no nearer to matching the elusive impression of what I wanted but I persevered and completed it anyway. Not being happy with the second attempt either there was only one thing to do. We all know what they say about try, try and try again, stick at it until you get it right. Well s*d that I’m not doing it again!

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm (both)