Wednesday, June 11, 2008
You are seeing the last two of three iterations of an acrylic painting of Yosemite Falls (20"X60", stretched canvas). The first painting was rejected by my Sacramento Gallery owner (Elliott Fouts, Elliott Fouts Gallery. You can go there by clicking it in my "Fav. Links"). He felt that it looked unnatural with all that water coming down from the top and just a relative trickle at the bottom. I beefed up the bottom (top painting), showed it to him and got the same critique. Well, It DOES relatively trickle lower down on the falls, and that's because midway there is a bowl and pinch formation that the water lands in that effects the flow. My mistake was not painting it in such a way as to delineate the bowl and pinch. I think the bottom painting does! I'll be taking it back to the Fouts Gallery this week. Wish me luck!