I am a great believer that the best learning comes from solving problems. No painting should ever be tossed out simply because it 'doesn't work' or 'you don't like it'. Have a good look and consider what is actually wrong with it. Using all the knowledge you have gained from previous work you should be able to decide. Is it out of balance, the colours too raw, no variety of tone or shape? Is there a lack of movement?
If all else fails, turn it upside down and correct these things before you restore it to the correct way up. You might be surprised at the difference. One gets bogged down in the 'known' at the risk of enlightenment. Be adventurous.
My ventures into texture are still works in progress and, as yet, unsigned. I might not go any further. Then again I might.
|After the Fire|
|After The Fire - detail|