The first 4 are "starts" except the Lighthouse and Willamette Stone Path photos which are the images that I took my starts from -- no photos yet so I'll keep you in suspense. The lst three are tugging at my heartstrings to paint. It is easy to get scattered when you like to paint so many different subjects. I usually like to work on several paintings at a time. I'll keep you posted as I make some progress. Comments are welcome always if you have a favorite to help me choose........ I do respect your opinions.
I was truly excited to get going on this painting before the end of the year but it was a very complex painting. So much for my simplify goal for 2016. Also, I didn't want to rush it. As I painted the details on the left half, I realized that I was really wanting to paint the right half because of the strong design which the nets and sails provided. I tore the painting in half and was much happier and delighted with the right half. I don't recommend cutting paintings in half or cropping them significantly unless you really are unhappy with the overall painting. So I ended up with two paintings, one of which I really feel expresses my inner feelings about the sails and nets of the fishing industry.
I would love to hear comments from any of you who have experienced the same thing or what you think of the paintings. Did I do the right thing?
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.