Friday, October 28, 2011
Was I drunk?
Do you ever sit up until the wee small hours of the morning, working on a project?
And you know it's getting to be super late, but you don't want to go to bed... because you're IN THE ZONE and you don't want to lose the motivation?
Then in the cold hard light of day, do you ever look at your work and realise that what seemed INSPIRED the night before is actally a DISASTER?
What do you do about it???
Can you see what I've done here?
I'm not sure that the photos really represent how ugly this is!
I've taken those beautiful Autumn-inspired tones and thrown in a dash of mustardy-vomit-crap!
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. I thought it was going to POP against the more muted tones... and it does POP, but for all the wrong reasons...
Usually I would just unravel my work and try something else, but I think I can save this piece.
And it just might involve adding some more of the ghastly colour...
Or else I may be tempted to follow in the footsteps of my friend Maree - when a project is not behaving itself, it's her policy to 'burn the b@stard'!
Meanwhile, here's my overall progress:
and from the other side:
Just a few more holes to fill, then some surface embellishing... before I work up the brim.