Thursday, November 18, 2010

out to pasture

6"x6" oil
So I revisited the cows in snow piece from a week or two ago. Wanted to strip it down. With what I've been learning with application lately I knew I could keep it loose. What I learned immediately was that the cows had to go. Out of the painting I mean. I fell into the trap of subject over composition. The Jungian snow cows worked from last year because of the motion dynamic. These cows were just piggin' out. Not very dynamic. So boom, they're out to pasture. I would like to have spent more than the 20 minutes I had on this but a painting friend is coming over that I haven't seen since the shows. We shall enjoy dinner and conversation. I suspect I'll revisit this piece soon.

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