Have you ever done something once and not liked the outcome? Of course you have! But what I have found is if you try the same thing again it’s always better the second time. With this kind of logic maybe all of my paintings and drawings should be done at least twice.
Not too long ago I painting a simple flower still life and didn’t like the canvas I was painting on. The second time I painting it was much better. I’m sure if I went through my posts throughout the past years I could find many different occasions where the same has happened.
Better the second time
Here is the still life with the first drawing and the second. I tightened up the crop on the still life and I like the outcome much better. Not only that I think my drawing of it took much less time and it turned out better.
Here is the beginning of my painting, I’m anxious to start on this one. For some reason of have an urge to work very meticulously on this painting. It’s going to be a small one but I want to capture the detail.
Honestly the still life itself is not that amazing. I picked the objects because their all the basic shapes. Sphere, Cube, Cone and Cylinder. I wonder if I can push the values a bit in the painting and make it much more interesting then the actual setup?