10/10/2005: "How has your painting grown/changed over time?"
I spent the weekend working on getting caught up with commissions. The one below is a remake of an older painting I did that got destroyed (folks, ya can't fold up a large oil painting into a square!). A guy in MN wanted to purchase it but since it wasn't available I agreed to paint it over again for him and it's going pretty well, though it's still a long ways off from being finished.
It's strange to paint the same painting twice, particularly in this case as this painting was originally done *at least* 10 years ago. I find it strange how little my technique/style has changed over the years...I did the first one in college and I still see a lot of the same tendencies, the use of primary colors, the outlining and over-all stylization etc. I'm not sure if I should feel reassured or concerned?