I had the chance yesterday and today to rework an older painting. I like doing this the best -- because I am absolutely FEARLESS when it comes to making decisions.
I have absolutely NO attachment to the painting.
All I care about... is resolving the surface in the best way possible.
Reworking an older painting is almost FREEING --- because it doesn't matter if you ruin it or not!
So.. your decisions tend to be more insightful AND more appropriate.
I added an overall glaze of Winsor/Newton Prussian Blue and Aureolin with Cadmium Lemon to soften the painting.
I spent all day today -- reworking the fine edges-- softening, turning, making them merge and blend.
Overall... I am very pleased. It seems like a more mature and handsome painting than before. It has depth, prominence, and scale.
I like it -- but mostly because of what I learned !
40" h x 50" w