On the Easel

24″x30″ oil (untitled)

Before

After

I generally start right into a painting with the finished piece in my mind’s eye.  Without having planned ahead, I sometimes have to make major adjustments to resolve a painting.  The other morning I decided that the composition of this one, as started, wasn’t working.  My choice was to trash it all together, or try something drastic.  I tried something drastic…