30 April, 2010
The foreground in this one bothered me. I have much to learn about foregrounds and decided to use this painting as a lesson. I never consider my paintings as finished. To me they are simply representative of where I am at this time in my learning process. I look at artists all the time and there are so many that I feel are more exciting, more colorful, more creative than I am. Not to say that I am unhappy with my work--I just am always aware that I am learning and changing and try not to be so in love with a painting that I cannot change it. So it was with this one. Maybe didn't make it better but at least I tackled the foreground problem in a different way. Instead of using the fence, I tried to use darker stronger colors to pull the area forward.