This week I’m sharing paintings that I set aside because I didn’t know if I was being overcritical, just needed to keep working on them, or they were just plain bad.
Once again, I was shooting for the idealized style. Notice how often, the ones I dislike fall into that category? I know the reason–the idealized style is very simplistic, and my own personal style is an extreme opposite.
Even though, I say I’m unhappy with these paintings, I’m not trying to be negative. I’m trying to learn a style that is un-natural to my way of painting, and that’s never easy. I learn from every painting whether I succeed in my immediate goal. I like to keep these paintings, whether I ever do anything further or not. They help me decide where I’m going wrong, and where I’m going right.
That said. I don’t like this one, except for the brightest orange foliage where I got a bit of 3D feel. I’m in the process of re-trying this as an actual 3D resin painting.