I hadn't intended to do another abstract today. I had planned to do a semi-abstract, and having been out for much of the day I was running out of time. I began painting at 5.15pm. I had decided it would be quick and easy to revisit a painting I had done from memory of the ocean at sunset a couple of years ago.
Things started badly - very badly.
And promptly got worse!
It made my original mediocre attempt look like a masterpiece.
I decided to cover it up with gesso and more paint.
I almost liked it, then I added more paint. And hated it.
I scraped it back to the bone and began again.
Still hated it.
I covered it with Gesso and smeared it to a light purple cover. I began to scrape it back again with the intention of starting fresh with something more realistic. But when this appeared I kind of liked it - and it was time to cook dinner so it would have to do!
I think my dreams of abstract painting glory are over! I felt a bit demoralised today after feeling quite excited about my first two. But really, This challenge should be seen as a jolly adventure so I mustn't get too precious about the outcomes.
Anyhoo, I hope to continue with the palette knife for the middle third of the challenge. So I will see what tomorrow brings.
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