|© Robin Edmundson, 'Tulip Poplars and Sumac', watercolor, 18 x 24 inches.|
Framed to 24 x 32 inches. $750.
I showed it to a few other painters and got some feedback, which I didn't agree with, so I set it aside to think about. Eventually, I came back to it and tried a couple of things which didn't really work, so I took the advice I was given and discovered why I didn't agree with it. In doing that, I learned a few extra things, so the experimentation was well worth the risk and result of a dud painting.
I painted another draft, tried more things, learn more things and was still not happy with the result. So I painted another one. And another. And another. And another. And then this one.
I don't love this one as much as I find it interesting every time I see it. The version before was a bigger hit with the family, but this is the one that best says what I want it to say.
The two versions sat side by side for a few weeks while I decided which I wanted to frame for my upcoming show. Do I choose the one that is more popular with the viewers [and thereby has a better chance to sell?] Or do I choose the one that most delights the artist?
I chose this one. I am delighted.