|Zig Zag Josh, Oil on canvas, 2010, Private Collection|
|Baby with Ball, Oil on canvas, 1999, Private Collection|
After a back and forth debate on my work process, he asked, “Why can’t you just paint it like you did the other one?”
“Because I can’t,” I replied. Then, to be more precise, I added, “because I don’t see that way now.”
Table and Flowers, the Ed Loper painting I showed you in the last post, is a good example of pentimento. He changed his mind after he completed the picture you studied.
My reaction, I am embarrassed to say, matched my grandson’s. I grumbled, “I liked it the way it was. It was perfect. Why did he touch it?”
We must work with what we have.
- Painting 2, at first glance, looks cooler. This results from the application of cerulean blue in the wall unit, the plant in the left corner, and the addition of a carpet on the floor.