|"Down in the Canyon" Acrylic on canvas 11"x 14" by Amanda Chea|
|I experimented with some techniques to get the sky the way I wanted and I think this photo shows that a bit better.|
Sometimes, though you might feel an urge to the contrary, you've just gotta walk away.
That's what I had to do, several times, with this painting.
When I started out on the blank canvas, the painting I ended up with is not what I planned for or envisioned. But actually, that's what I like about art. Sometimes you just go forth and do and just see what you come up with. Sometimes it's a wreck (that you can just cover up with something better later) or it ends up being a pleasant surprise. While this painting probably isn't perfect or going to end up winning any awards, I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. And I honestly think it reflects the mood of what I was reading and the music I was listening to while it was in progress.
And in the end I had to quit fiddling with it, walk away and call it DONE. And I'm glad I did.