Friday
May282010

The Tiger that became a Zebra

 

 

My last blog dealt with my attempt – well OK – my struggle - to make major changes on a painting that no longer represents the way I paint today. And since I wrote that I would share the results, I am including an image of the finished painting now that the alterations have been completed. Changing the background color to a complement of the orange leaves and adding considerable texture makes this feel like a completely new painting. Instead of the usual presentation of mounting the painting in a mat behind glass in a frame, I am planning to permanently mount this painting on a 2” deep wood support without glass for a more contemporary feeling. “Fall Finery” has become “Tattered Veils of Fall”and it will be exciting to hang this in an upcoming show. But I will be painting some new compositions before I fight the next tiger.