Sunday, August 15, 2010

Take II


Well I did try to do do this one again. Thought of doing it differently to keep myself interested. After completing it I think I learnt a lesson. And the lesson was no matter how bad the original piece is, it is still the original.

14 comments:

IrinaSztukowski said...

You exceeded my expectations :) . This is a great Take II. First, it is super good that you tried. You gave me hope that if I don't like my piece I always can paint it again. And second, there is definite invitation to get upstairs now and visit that cute house or sit on bench. I love the dynamics.
Thank you,
Irina

Art with Liz said...

I think I agree with you. As beautiful and correct as this version is, it seems to lack the spontaneity of the original. However, if you don't go back to the first version, and make comparisons, this is a really lovely watercolour for all the reasons that Irina gave.

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AFECTUOSAMENTE
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Kathy said...

Hi Prabal, I am glad that you did try to redo the painting. I will say that out of the two, that this is a stronger painting. You have richer colors and the contrasts are even better. I love the colors in the rocks and how they repeat the colors in the awning over the doors. Yes, I do like this color of awning better. The other awning stood out too much. I give it an "A" :)

Prabal said...

Irina,
Thanks for the encouragement. I did change the staircase slightly. Made it an 'S' and also increased contrast so that it can catch the eye and lead the viewer into the house, bench area.

Liz,
You are spot on. The 'original' always has the spontaneity.

Prabal said...

Jose,
I can not understand Spanish. But thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment for me.

Kathy,
Thats something. geting an A from you. I love that. I had hated the awning in the previous one. It stood out just too much.

Sparrowhawk said...

you have improved on the first one a lot. the colours are so fresh and enchanting!

Sandra said...

I love it Probal - But I loved the first on too. It's good that when you are not happy you try again. I tend to move on to something new. I'm sure you learn more doing it your way :0)

Crystal Cook said...

Well I for one loved the awning of the first one. I thought it gave it a lot of life. But I love this one too, it looks more polished and it looks like you had more of a plan in mind when you painted it.

But, yeah, I'm gonna go against everyone else and say I like the first one best. I think you just can't match your initial spontaneous work. The way you merged colors was just awesome.

Both are very beautiful, you're great at these Prabal!

Prabal said...

Thank you Sparrowhawk.

Sandra,
This is the first time I did make a remake. I also generally move on. But since so many blogger friends suggested to redo it I did it. And yes it helped me learn. :)

Prabal said...

Oh Crystal,
Thanks so much. Yes this was much more planned then the first one. And as I have already said in my post, even though this is more polished, clean etc etc what I learnt is that there is something about the first one that I (probably most artists) would not be able to repeat when I redo it. I guess that something is the spontaneity. :)

Liana Yarckin said...

Prabal, I agree with you!!!! I never like my second painting as much as the first, even though I may have been able to correct the thing I was unhappy with. But, I was just going through my paintings and came across a first and a second that i did several years ago. I like the second one now! Thanks for your comment on the mountain scene. I will do a "second" one, but, with the mental approach of let me just do a mountain scene again and not try to recreate what i already did.

Gary Keimig said...

I like them both. Nice.

Prabal said...

Liana,
I think that will be a good approach. "Doing another mountain scene."

Gary,
Thanks a lot for the encouragement.