Here’s how the painting with the Limoges vase looks today after I spent yesterday working on the green cloth. It still has a ways to go but it’s getting closer and closer to my mental target.
I painted this picture over two other motifs. The first surprisingly enough was a painting of horses that I decided I didn’t like. Over the horses I painted the first flower motif, one that was very different from the picture as it exists this morning. In between was a version that included the Limoges vase but had different flowers. Here’s the trip back under the layers of paint.
Here’s how the painting looked in 2016 when I quit working on it.
And here’s the wild and wacky version of the flowers in 2011:
I wrote a blog about the wacky version here and here:
And here’s the picture of the horses, that dates back to 2008, that lies underneath everything:
So, is that weird or what.
I just hope the horses stay forever behind the other paint because I’m really loving the painting now.