It's a sad thing when an artist realizes that a piece is not worthy of keeping, especially when that particular piece spent 15-20 hours of your studio time.
But, if it's not something to be proud of than it needs to go away, or in the case of "Where Did I Go?", it was time for her to go. So I painted over her.
I love getting my acrylic spray paints out and going into the backyard to lay down some paint. I put an old sheet down, wear gloves, an apron, and put my hair up like Aunt Jemima, yet I still manage to paint myself more than the canvas. Not sure why.
I have a rough sketch for you today of "Sleeping With The Fishes No. 2" replacing the piece mentioned above. Tomorrow, I will be putting the fish in above my dude. I'm not sure why I made his facial features this way, but there's no point in trying to analyze myself at this late stage. Speaking of which, I turned 42 on Sunday and had two lemon birthday cakes (I love lemon!), and a date with the hubby to get crabs at a local shack on the South River. Also got lots of art supplies as gifts, one of which was a set of 64 pastels. I created a piece with them on Friday but it's horrid, and I couldn't possibly share it with you. Seriously, terrible.
I send a warm "Hello" to new viewers in Thailand, India, and Quebec! Thank you for plugging along with me. Will have some new photos for you tomorrow, then lots more on Friday!