Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crop a bad painting into a good one?

This is a story of a painting gone bad.

My original idea was to let the water-based underpainting carry the painting and use pastel just for the detail on the ducks and a few highlights on the reeds. The first photo is of the finished painting. Not finished because I thought it was beautiful or actually done in any sense of the word. I had given up on achieving what I set out to do and I was finished with that idea.

The second painting shows the first painting but cropped down by a LOT.

So, now my question: is it possible to crop a bad painting into a good one?

1 comment:

PPASP said...

whatever you think....! Let us know what you do!