The Drawing Table: Time for Change
My Grandmother was a painter who had a thing for owls.
Perhaps that is why I have always had an affinity for them myself. So, I was devastated one October evening five years ago when a Western Screech Owl slammed into my windshield and died. I buried it respectfully and painted this acrylic painting.
However, recently I have become rather dissatisfied with the background (it's an artist thing). I had put so much time and focus into the owl, but lazily laid the background. To me they just don't mesh. I am considering a more realistic background to match the style of the main image.
What do you think? Am I simply another perfectionist artist who is having a difficult time letting her work go? Or should I go for more congruity between focal image and background? Because in order to pull this off, I need to retrieve the painting from a private collection and undo the custom framing job. Okay, the collector is my father who also is the framer--a convenient arrangement indeed.I think it's time for a change...
Stay tuned for the re-release of the Owl Masterpiece!