Monday, April 6, 2009

What's old Is New Again

Landscape painting by Shari Erickson Unfinished Landscape
8 x 10 Gouache

While cleaning out my studio, I discovered this little unfinished plein aire painting. I don't remember where or when it was painted, but I do remember that I wasn't happy with it and gave up on it. Ordinarily I would have tightened it up quite a bit before calling it finished. It is interesting to me to see the brush strokes and the roughness of it. I actually like it now, maybe because the negative feelings I had towards it have long since faded and I can just enjoy it for what it is.

1 comment:

Jill Iversen said...

That's really neat. I love how we can appreciate something later, seeing it more clearly for what it is. I like it!