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.