Acrylic on cradled wood panel
This isn’t the greatest photo, the paint is still wet and there’s a glare. I’ve been yearning (actually fondling them at the electronics store) for a digital SLR camera and I realize it might be a necessity if I want to take good photos of my artwork.
I started this painting a few months back and finally got back to finishing it. I like it but I prefer the thumbnails I did of it more. Having an image of the final piece in my mind, of something more powerful, more engaging is a bit of a bummer when it doesn’t translate with the same intensity in reality. Perhaps it could have a lot to do with the flush of an initial idea that you loved, then getting time away from the idea your enthusiasm wanes a bit and you become more pragmatic. That is so much of the creative process – excitement, the busyness of starting to work out an idea, than a little bit of work and drudgery, then objectivity and doubt, then more work, then enthusiasm again, completion, satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Then onto the next idea.