30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 9

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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

Day 9

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!


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