Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This is another piece that I revised completely once I started painting in oil. There is something about using oil that makes me slow down and yet, allows a great deal more depth in each piece. I was not pleased with version #1. I thought it was clunky and the figures were badly painted. But I am pleased and surprised at where I ended up with a painting that not only looks more accomplished but has (IMHO) an air of mystery and is a lot more intriguing.
Three Chairs - first version. The figures are too clumsy and the background looks like a bad amateur painting.
Three Chairs - final version. The colors are richer, the composition is much tighter and the background pulls you into the space.