Monday, May 3, 2010
Finished or Not? Work in Progress--Maybe
A funny thing happened yesterday. I started working on this 16x20 inch oil painting. It is a larger version of a small painting I completed a while ago. I wanted to experiment with a blue underpainting. Usually my underpaintings are warm--just a personal preference. I stopped for the day. As is my custom, I took a photo and uploaded to my Flickr account where I store photos of my art. I marked it as a work in progress, but as usual didn't mark it as privated figuring anyone who wants to look at my work can do so. Now here's the crazy thing: Someone submitted it to Stumbleupon and within just a few hours, it was viewed over 188 times. Normally I would enjoy the surprise and finish the painting, but I received comments that I shouldn't touch it, but leave it just the way it is. Now I don't know what to do. Please help by leaving comments on my blog with your advice. I need to know if it is an abberation that someone thinks it looks good like it is or if it really should be left alone. I'll appreciate your feedback!