Wednesday, November 23, 2011

That Barn Drawing...

I stare at it hanging in its frame all the time.  I want to take it out and try to add a bit of shadow here and there.  I want to add more trees, erase trees, add bushes and grass or take them away.  It taunts me with its imperfections.  Maybe I should make a gift of it to someone so it cant drive me crazy anymore.  Christmas is coming up.  But if I give it to a relative...I may have to still see it when I visit.  Should I try to sell it?  I've actually had people interested in it, but I told them it wasn't for sell.  It wasn't finished.  Is it finished?  Will it ever be finished?  Maybe I should just move on.  It's time.  Start something new.  Maybe another portrait of my daughter, or a seascape, or...maybe if I just darken the value just a hair on the front of the barn...

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  1. I like it the way it is. Stark and bare. If someone wants to buy your art, sell it. You can put that money into more paint and canvas. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. Well, I think it's gorgeous! I totally understand the tauning! Many of my things just ended up in the fireplace because of it! It just never feels finished, does it?! (Stop obsessing, Otter! Put the picture down!)

    If someone is interested, sell it and enjoy the fruit of your labour. (Look away from the picture, Otter!)

    Move on and start something new! Have fun! (Otter, don't make me come over there!)

    I love that you have a world globe so you can see where I live. Talk about Nowhereville! Haha! :)

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  3. I used to have a painting I did and about once a year I would look at it and change some things. That was about 10 years ago though, no idea what even happened to it.

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  4. wow what a great post yay for teachers

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  5. we are always our own worst critic, but it looks great to me, but then what do I know, my stick people don't even come out right..haha

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  6. i like it as it is.
    its spooky.
    :)

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  7. I like it!!! It kind of reminds me of the book "Nathaniel" by John Saul :)

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  8. Yes, that beautiful piece of work is done! Leave it and start the next one. You remind me of the way writers are never completely satisfied with their work, but we have to stop at some point and say, "Okay, it's done." Otherwise, we'd never get anything else written, and that would be a shame!

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  9. I like it, it would make a great gift for someone you know.

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  10. I think it's beautiful. I say if someone wants to buy it, and you think the price they are offering is fair..go ahead and sell. But it would also make a great gift.

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  11. Wow that is a really cool picture I'd love to have something like that its beautiful

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  12. Cool picture, edit it if you want. make it how you like it

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