Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So... it started with a seed, but became an apple.



There's something scary and a little exhilarating about making changes to a painting when it's near completion, but sometimes paintings will talk to you and let you know what they need.  That's what happened here.  I just wasn't feeling this piece, so I made a last minute decision to make some adjustments to it.  And so, this is a peek into the changes I've made to a painting I've been working on for an upcoming exhibit (due December 2nd).  You'll notice that I've turned the seed into an apple, as well as added a snake.  What's not in the sketch (that is in the painting) are the subtle silhouettes of tree leaves behind the figure.  You can see my initial sketch version here.  Was it a good decision?  I think so.  I'm feeling much more happy with it this way.  The painting will be posted shortly after it's finished, so please stand by.

2 comments:

cheesemmm said...

great change!! looks much more sinister now ;) love the apple/snake idea!!

Jennifer Kearney said...

Thank you! So glad I made the change. ;D