Sometimes things just don’t work out the way I want them to. Whether it was because I was not in the mood or maybe because I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted the painting to achieve, I don’t know. I worked it and re-worked it and finally gave up. Here’s the result – a failure which took hours to attain.
I put it aside and just doodled in paint the next day, and voilà! A spontaneous little sketch which took under an hour and looks (to my mind) far better than the first laboured attempt. That’s the way it is sometimes….