Tuesday, May 03, 2016
"Summer Read", 16x20, oil, figure in the landscape, paintings of young ladies, women in hats, books, summer, gardens, MAryanne JAcobsen art
Sometimes I will do a scene more than once if I enjoyed painting it, and also to see if I can improve upon what I did before.
I painted a smaller version of this over a year ago, called "A Summer's Day" :
Parts of painting become drudgery after a time. Things like cleaning brushes, cleaning messy palettes, varnishing , framing and preparing canvases, not to mention shipping- are the things that make me weary. Many people have no idea how much work is involved in being a successful artist! And I didn't even touch on the marketing part which I am not very diligent about!
So it is always helpful to know that one is improving and that the work is well received by your audience.
I would love to hear from you regarding the newer version! Please drop a comment if you have the time!