Oil Pastel, 7x5"
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I am in a state of very tired....this painting was one of those that did not head where I thought it was going. I did something with it I really liked, and was actually putting away my supplies, when I just had to touch it one more time. I get carried away with this oil pastel medium, because I enjoy the process so much. So I tried to add "just one more bit" of some color that didn't work where I put it, threw the whole thing off, made me lost the effect I had worked for quite awhile to achieve. That one color did all that.
At first I was sure that a little scraping would do the trick, as it has other times this week. Not this time. Deciding the painting was lost, I decided to trash it, in my own way that I call, "going off on a painting." Something I tend to do when a painting is lost--mess with it in ways I wouldn't if I thought it were going well, to see if I can at least learn something.
At one point in the process of going off on this painting, I felt a balance again... I perused the painting. Yes! This will do! This gives me the feeling, the essence of the place when I was there. Never would have thought that would happen from a totally lost painting
And the more I look at it, the more I love it and the more I wish I could show you this one in person. It is softer and less "contrasty" in real life, and I, for the life of me, cannot get it to look correct using Photoshop Elements!
Now, to leave it alone. I literally had to remove the painting from my access to make sure I didn't get caught up in the cycle again!
Is is still art if you almost threw it out?