Sometimes a painting just doesn't work. Last year I took a workshop with Vicki McMurry and she said if she didn't like a painting she'd sometimes sand it and work over it until she felt it was right. Much to our horror she took a painting and sanded it right it front of us!! Well, no fear - this one wasn't working so that's what I did with this one. Originally it had been a painting I'd done with a brush. The background was dark and it was also a 5 x7 inches. It just didn't feel right. I cut it down to 5 x 5 inches and then sanded it. Then re-painted the purple coneflower with a palette knife. This time it feels a lot better.
"Wild About You"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Raymar Board