Isn't it funny how a good nights sleep and a bright sunny day can shed new light on a painting?
This cow that I couldn't wait to scrape off with my palette knife didn't look like a lost cause this morning. The natural light that awakened the studio made me see the painting in a new light (figuratively and literally), and I entertained thoughts of touch ups instead of a redo.
I worked my way to the studio this afternoon to make my final decision because I still wasn't sure if the cow was worth more time and effort. I sat down in front of my easel and I began to tweak things here and there until I was satisfied. I stepped back to view the painting from the distance, and I decided to keep the cow. The concenses from a poll I did on Instagram confirmed my choice. So here is an updated photo of my Day 8.
Farmhouse charm 8x10 oil on canvas sheet
Days 9 and 10 will be two phases of the same painting. I spent a portion of my allotted time fixing the cow leaving only enough time to get another painting started.
My original plan was to replace the cow with a terra cotta pot, but since that didn't happen I decided to paint it in a new painting. I just love the look of warm clay pots on a cool backdrop.
tune back in tomorrow to see this one completed. Enjoy your weekend!