Friday, January 31, 2014

The pitfalls of overworking

The last post was an admirable illustration of just how carried away to the detriment of a piece I can get!  I now love the simple outline drawing of the original, and detest the 'clever' idea of the second design!
It's good to take time, and to look, and look again. 

3 comments:

Eirene said...

Maybe you got a bit carried away in the opposite direction? I like both, they're just very different. The colours in the one you 'detest' are wonderful and it's such a strong statement. So, all part of the process....

Olga Norris said...

Eirene, I agree about the colours - but it's just the elephant in the background which is so wrong. Time, time, time..., it's just not its time yet.

Charlton Stitcher said...

I agree with Eirene - the colours in the second one are lovely.
Knowing when to stop and accept and leave well alone and when to go on and change ... so hard. I battle with it all the time and so often unpick and restitch or else leave alone for a while for thoughts to percolate. I think for me that's the process but I also get impatient and want things resolved and finished and that can lead to disasters!