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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brewing Above

Brewing Above
16 x 16"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2012
sold

I've been working on getting a few more pieces ready for the show at Calories. For this painting I used the 6 x 6", "Brewing", as a study. It all really flowed as I worked and I gave the credit to using the smaller piece as a study... but then... I tried another painting using a different 6 x 6 and it went very, very badly. Very. It did not translate at all to a larger. I`m in the process of trying to save it for the fourth time. Basically the lesson learned is: you win some, you lose some. And the other lesson that will be learned (thanks to Kenny Rogers) if I can`t save the other painting: you gotta know when to fold `em!

4 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

Ah...yes! I know that lesson well...lol "Brewing Above" has some wonderful drama Nicki. Just love that top dark section!

Nicki said...

Thanks Kim. I love that part too... and the colours in the grasses are very appealing in person, but I am not sure how they are showing on screen.

Hope you are having a great summer!

Chameleon said...

Before I read your introduction, I thought this blog is about the reviews of famous painter like Monet or Pissarro. Your mavelous paint is just wonderful to me! I think It was a destiny to visit your blog through randomly visiting blog. Wish you live in your dream not to be wake up!

Nicki said...

Chameleon, thank you for such a generous comment. Thank you so much. I am happy you found my blog too. And I hope you enjoy stopping by in the future!