After living with this painting for a while and reading the positive comments of other artists, I came to the conclusion that I liked this piece. As often is the case, I felt the need to push it just a little farther. I played with the relationship between foreground and background and gave the surface texture a little more complexity and maturity. I decided to fuse the strong white strokes into their surroundings with some intermediate areas to create a little more atmosphere. The resulting changes are subtle but just enough to allow this piece to speak to me.
I am very grateful for this digital age and to the artists who are willing to give their opinions and feedback about my work. It gives me valuable incentive and helps to produce thoughtful art. I would be very interested to hear any comments relating to the changes in this image pro and con.
“Succotash” 31”x 38”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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