Thursday, January 27, 2011

struggles and letting go

11"x14" oil/canvas
So after working for hours on trying to do a better version of yesterdays piece frustration set in. I was working on top of an old piece that I liked the sky and nothing else. The front lighting of yesterdays perspective could not have this sky and the sky I wanted to keep. So I went ballistic with the wipedown and let feeling take over. Not recommended but sometimes needed.....

8 comments:

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

Fan of this one, both etheral and material.

Brian McGurgan said...

I like this one alot, Brian - beautiful mood you've captured here.

brian eppley said...

Merci beaucoup, jean.

Thanks Brian. It just wasn't working until I gave up on the original plan and let the painting take me where it wanted to go. It almost always ends up that way:)

loriann said...

ooooooooh, what gorgeous light you have created Brian. It just feels so good.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann. Hope your heat keeps working!

Jala Pfaff said...

It's lovely. Marvelous. Outstanding. Gorgeous. Ya know?

Last night I painted furiously for 3 hours and ended up removing all the paint I put down. It just wasn't working. Finally I accepted that.
:)

brian eppley said...

Thanks Jala. Yes, painting can be very futile. There's always the next one and I'm sure we learn something from the last one.

Eden Compton said...

I love the colors in this Brian -- beautiful!