Well that didn’t work, or my disasters.
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Some of these so called disasters are actually quite good and some of parts of others are particularly good and well painted .Some parts of a painting do work, but on times its the faffing around with the bits that don't can ruin the paper. I save the good with the bad, and hope the bad ones are a reminder of where it all went wrong. This is a great thread it was a marvellous hour or having a rummage through things, even more so as, I found and cleared away so much cobweb and dust. And realised I need a good sort out, not a clear out, mind.
I completely get the notion that we all have our own reasons why something hasn't worked. Others see things differently, this thread is interesting for that alone. All three of CJ's look worth pursuing to me, I particularly like the undersea painting. CJ thinks it gaudy. The colours of tropical underwater-scapes are gaudy. This appeals to me because the colour is bright. We have these wonderful vivid colours at our disposal and seldom use them fully. Just a personal view of course.A thought provoking post, Lewis, its good to read what others like and dislike in their work, I agree, its this feed back to others, from ourselves, that enables us when/if asked to give a critique, and as we all do here, in a honest and positive way. There was a lady on a writers forum, I used to pop into, she dived all over the world, and wrote about her experiences for various magazines. She posted this one into the forum, I asked if I could have her permission to paint it, she was happy for me to do so. She liked it also, the only bit I think is ott is the hanging coral, this is the saturation of colour it was in the picture. You have an eye for colour, Lewis, and I'm glad you like it as it is, so I'm not going to poch with it. Thanks Lewis
by C Jones