Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sometimes You Get a Keeper, Sometimes You Don't

I was out painting today and I'm not at all happy with this one. There are a few things that are working for me but overall I just don't like it. I'll let it sit a bit and see if I can salvage anything. If not I'll clean the surface and do another.





Sometimes things work out and other times they don't. Clint Brown once compared painting outside to going fishing: "Sometimes you get a keeper, sometimes you don't".





Last week I was in the middle of the Willamette Valley painting and I got a "keeper".


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4 comments:

bill said...

Well I like them both. You've definitely got talent. But you're the one you have to please.

Ash said...

I like both of them and would kill to be able to do either myself!!

~ The Tuckerbag ~

Lina-Paola said...

Hey there Mitchell. I actually like the second one that you posted up, due to your color choices. Maybe you aren't settling in with the first one, due to the opaqueness of the yellows? Try to go back into it, and I'm sure it will come out great! Can't wait to see more of your work. Don'e give up!
-Lina
misartmanias.blogspot.com

myrtle said...

WoW! i love both.. what an amazing masterpiece indeed.
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