06/27/2005: "Cha cha cha changes..."
I worked on the painting of the woman playing upright base on Sandy Beach tonight for several hours and it's starting to look pretty good (in my opinion). My boss loves the upright base and she saw a photo of the first draft of this painting and mentioned that she might want to buy it. That was back in April, and just a week or so ago she remembered the piece and said she was still interested in it. The problem is, I've changed it a lot since then. It won't bother me if she changes her mind about it, but it's one of the dangers of posting work that's still in progress.
I've had people contact me about buying paintings based on early images from my blog or "in progress" gallery, only to change their mind after seeing the "finished" piece. It sucks to spend countless hours on a painting only to have people say they don't like it as much. It doesn't mind as long as I think it looks better or that I learned something doing all the extra work. Like that cloud I obsessed over on Sunday.
Anyway, I'll post some pictures of the changes I've made in the next day or so. Feel free to tell me if you think I've ruined them. :( Oh yah, it also occured to me as I was looking at the Trio painting last night, that a woman playing the base in a bluegrass band would most likely be finger picking it, rather than using a bow. So, I think I'm going to change that as well. The more I work on these paintings the more there is to do. It's probably a good thing the show isn't this Friday...the finished pieces will probably end up a lot stronger (or at least, in my mind they will).