|'Morning Dune Walk' 10x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|My JUNK Room|
So I discovered today that I have a big pile of old paintings. POOP. Pile of Old Paintings. Old and not very good. But some have good bones, some have good ideas just unfinished, some are so bad but the paper is still good. I don't throw out old unsuccessful paintings. They just go in the POOP pile. Today just for fun I picked a painting out of the pile and decided to rework it.
|Fresh from the Old Painting Pile|
I broke up the rollercoaster in the back and added brighter sunlit sea oats. I used some shouting marks on the bushes to add some contrast to them and to pull the eye up through the dunes. I adjusted the shapes of some of the bushes especially the front bush with some negative painting. It was fun to come back to an older painting and go at it with different eyes. I wonder what I'll find on the POOP pile tomorrow?