Old paintings re-assessed - 'Blind Captain Cat.'
As has been observed, paintings can disappoint, but can be viewed differently after the passing of time. This was my first attempt at an 'Under Milk Wood' picture. It's a couple of years old. I painted it intending to put text down the left hand side. I practiced using opaque acrylic over watercolour for the text, but my freehand text is dire, so I never finished the pic. With no text the painting is out of balance...and there were a few things I didn't like anyway. It got filed away. Now, two years on, I've had another look, doesn't seem so bad...so I've put the text on in Photoshop. I'm left with the out-of-balance painting, and it exists in this form only as a digital image. Watercolour and pen, 16 x 12 inch (Original painting). Hope it's of interest. (I did a newer version of 'Under Milk Wood' that I posted a few months back.)
About the Artist
Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.View full profile