Recently I posted a painting I did for Mix it Monthly and I expressed the fact in my post that I wasn't completely happy with it. I painted it in my little sketchbook and it has been lying on my desk ever since. From time to time I have been picking it up and looking at it and I disliked it so much that I considered throwing it away.
Then I thought maybe I could make some changes to it, I had nothing to loose. This is the 'offending item' as it was.
So I touched up her face and hair, changed her dress and did some work on the coffee sign and her she is now.
Now I like her.
I did some minor changes to a couple of others too.
This is before:-
I made some changes to the shape and colouring of her face. Whist I was originally working on this I painted a little house on a separate sheet of paper and positioned it in the background then decided against it. I have a photo of it with the house on and I may add it in again. ( I am quite enjoying improving past works!!)
Once again I made some changes to her face. They are very subtle but I can see the difference.
When I was a child and into my early teenage years I loved to draw but felt I wasn't good at painting. I used to think that if it went wrong you had to throw it away and start again. I didn't pick up a pencil or paint brush for years and now that I have begun to create again I have learned that you can alter and re-work pieces during the process or even change them later.
I would love to hear what you think of the changes.
Thanks for visiting. x