This is Day 5 on the newest Lake Willoughby painting, and I think it has maybe only one more day of work before it is finished.
When I went to class, I was disappointed with the fact that I hadn't done any work on it this week, and also disappointed that I no longer thought it was as successful as I had originally thought. Yes, I had taken a "dark and stormy" photo and turned it inside out, but gradually it lost its luster. Something was definitely "off".
So here it is as it was when I went to class today:
When I explained my dissatisfaction to Sharon, she asked her usual leading questions that made me find the answer. She asked, "What do you like?"
My answer was, "The sky."
"The lake," I responded. Then, of course, it became obvious. The hills weren't "alive with the sound of music" or anything else. They were downright dull. A bit more conversation, and by the end of the class, this is what I had:
In brief, if I were going to work with the brights of the storm, I couldn't wimp out two-thirds of the way through. I have to learn to stay true to my own personal vision.