Reworking Art

How many times have you completed an art piece and yet weren’t happy with it. I have done this so many times. And I have a huge collection of canvases to prove it.

The other day I was in my studio and saw one such canvas. I decided to do something about it. I’m going to attack these canvases one at a time and share with you on my blog. I hope it will help with your art and it will help me continue with my “Serious Art” series.

Below is the picture I want to work on and create a piece I’m happier with.

I like the colors in this picture but I’m guilty of having too many same size pieces which I have a tendency to do. And there’s not a good feel for space. It feels very flat.

The picture above was created on the Procreate program. I changed the shapes so they be more varied in size. I created a horizon line to help define foreground, middle ground, and background. I also rethought my colors. And the black lines going off the bottom of the canvas help with foreground. I am happier with this and I’ll see how it translates when I work on the canvas.

On the canvas above I used a pencil to create some big shapes and keep some smaller shapes. I also created a horizon line to establish a foreground, middle ground, and background. Just starting the transformation of the original canvas.

I’ve created different size shapes and changed the white color to a blue green. I love color and I’m trying not to avoid the use of it. The transformation continues.

Here is the canvas so far. I am happier with the result but I’m going to let it sit and revisit it later. That always gives me a fresh perspective and I’ll be able to see if more changes need to happen.

Hope this was helpful to you. I know this process really gives me direction. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thanks for signing into my blog.