Carol Carter

16 June 2011

Coming Down the Pike....

I had some time today -- to try to finish the BIRDS painting. But... truth be told... I wasn't able to.

In fact, I deliberately didn't do it-- because I am fatigued with working on it -- and I can't see what it needs.

I need "fresh eyes" to finish this up.

So, I did the last bird blossom-- and will put this away for two weeks. This will give me time to decompress after working so hard on it.

When I return -- I will see th corrections that I need to make -- and voila! it will be complete!

Birds in Paradise
watercolor
30" h x 40" w
2011
in progress

3 comments:

Jeanette said...

Its so true that sometimes you do need time away from a piece to be able to 'see' it and finish. This is a complex painting and I'm sure the break away will help.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, you just gave us a good lesson - when you know you're tired of the painting and can't "know for sure" what it needs, set it aside and return to it later. Me, I just keep going and overwork something that could have been beautiful.

Isabel PĂ©rez Lima said...

Great watercolor and a interesting blog.Congratulations.