A few weeks ago I shared a piece that had been part of a workshop demo for the Sandpainter's Art Guild in Valentine, Ne.
When all was said and done - or at the end of the workshop anyway, I had a pretty decent start on a pretty decent painting, at least enough to give the students some sense of how I progress through a project.
I had reached a point where several things needed to happen. It was time to make serious decisions about certain things; for instance, does my original idea of putting a road in hurt or help? Second, what to do with all that background space? Third, where's the bathroom?
It's been a few weeks now. I've forgotten some of the original plans for this piece and can look at it with a fresh eye. The first decision is to put that road back in.
Include a few hay bales up front to fill some of that empty space...add some interest into the foreground with some small birds...
©2013Patricia Scarborough Valentine Demo
... or, almost voila.
As I've said before in this blog, seeing a painting in a different context gives clues to solutions you may not have known you needed. And so it goes with this one.
This demo isn't over yet. Stay tuned.