Orange Umbrella 2, acrylic, approx. 11x11, Elizabeth W. Seaver
Put down the paintbrush and back away from the painting, is my favorite quote from an instructor. Knowing at what point to stop painting is a hard thing for an artist to learn, I think. We always want to keep fiddling with something.
This week, I planned a series of shore paintings with a simple underlying design. Once the under paintings dried, I was going to add collage elements on the umbrella domes(?!) But at that point, the paintings felt nearly finished. I did some detail work and put down the brush.
It will present a framing challenge, since it is on 3/4" mdf and an odd size--reclaimed, in fact. I will paint on almost anything. Don't stand still too long when I have a brush in my hand.
Am I the only one who loves orange and blue together in a painting?