I did two paintings last week. One turned out pretty good and the other one sucked. Oh man. Sucked. And you know, everyone strikes out sometimes, but usually I can tell at least midway through a painting if it’s going to suck or not. With this one, however, I’d been pretty excited about it and was really enjoying working on it, getting totally into the process. . .and then I stepped back and it looked like I pooped on a coloring book. So that was depressing. THIS ONE, however, I like pretty well:
It’s actually a redo of one I did in 2008, and I personally think it’s reassuring to see that I’ve improved a little.