This painting does not look like me.
It needs the art equivalent of some sun-kissed highlights, extensions…maybe some false lashes? It lacks my spirit and what i have come to recognize as my artistic voice.
Here it is after a makeover.
ahhhhh…..that feels better. Amazing what a little primping can do.
And thank goodness a canvas is ultimately always“blank.”
i’ve undertaken the task of hanging some of my artwork around my house lately. The walls are fairly bare considering the fact that i create artwork every single day of my life. But when i look through my stacks of stored paintings and unfinished ones collecting dust from a year or more ago, i realize my voice has changed….or formed; not sure i really HAD a voice a couple years back. i was so busy doing work for others, i rarely had time to consider what my own personal aesthetic looked like. i mean, today i would never hang the things i made years ago. They don’t feel like ME at all.
But in the spirit of renewal, recycling and maybe a little philosophical “i shouldn’t forget where i came from” attitude, i’ve decided to revamp and rework my older pieces into things i’d want on my walls today, and share some of the progress with you…..here’s another:
It’s very free-feeling. Like….i can’t mess it up! It can only get better, right?
i think i like the idea of working on a canvas that has color from the start, instead of the scary, blank, white space that stares you down.
It feels like an opportunity and a challenge.
You should try it! See what you can build on last year’s foundations. And share some links here so we can all be inspired by your interpretation of an Art Makeover.