Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Barn


Barn
Originally uploaded by linfrye
This is so overworked it makes me cringe ... But the pserspective is a bit closer -- too little darks, not enough shading or ground differentiation .... SIGH!

I argued with myself whether I should post these or not -- and decided to share my disappointments as well as those sketches I really like -- so that others too can take heart that the road to 'success' isn't always smooth or easier for anyone else!! LOL

I have 2 more days to get 'closer' to perspective and horses. By now, my stubborn streak is glowing red and I WILL GET THIS RIGHT!! (fingers crossed!) LOL

10 comments:

Tami said...

I think this is very good! Yeah, it could use a little more texture variation in the foreground but I just figured it to be a quick sketch. I love the barn and perspective!

Sandy said...

Lin you are so hard on yourself, I guess we are all our worst critics - this is fresh and lovely!!!

Africantapestry said...

I agree with Sandy...we are our own worst critics. Although this work isn't in your usual style, I still like it and it is a good excercise on your journey, preparing for this coming weekend. And I agree with you too, the road is filled with good and bad days and acknowledging the bad ones is necessary for objectivity. Our "flops" serve a bigger purpose than we credit them for!
Ronell

Teri C said...

I like it too but my inner critic must know yours, we are so alike in what we like and don't like. But I really like this and your weekend will be wonderful. Can't wait to see he sketches!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Lin - This did NOT make me cringe. I had to enlarge the image to see the problem you were talking about, but in any case you're right - it's good to share those things that are not our favorites. I just did a talk last night about sketchbook journaling and emphasized that doing the drawing was way more important than creating perfection. We all know that, right?

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Lin - This did NOT make me cringe. I had to enlarge the image to see the problem you were talking about, but in any case you're right - it's good to share those things that are not our favorites. I just did a talk last night about sketchbook journaling and emphasized that doing the drawing was way more important than creating perfection. We all know that, right?

Robyn said...

Barn perspective works a treat - barn is beautiful, you know what you'd like to do to make it more pleasing to your own eye. I think you are going to have a great outing at the farm. I don't go near horses myself - they sense I'm nervous of them.

Felicity said...

I'm an innocent abroad when it comes to painting, must be, because I like it!!

Penny said...

Lin you are too hard on yourself. I would never ever post anything if I was worried about perspective, the more you do the better you get, well thats the theory anyway, I m not sure I have got better but more things please me than they did. I like this.

Jana Bouc said...

I really like this and can't see any problems with it. The composition and colors are wonderful!