In my previous painting of this St John's Wort bush, I had used a lot of the painters logic that I used to use as an abstract painter, but in the end had a painting that looked very similar to my source, so I thought that maybe I should try another that didn't go through so many stages along the way. This piece feels more clear and direct, but perhaps the drama has been reduced as well. Sometimes it is good to look at an idea from several angles, trying to work out the best approach.
hand painted unique and original
10" x 16" acrylic on rag paper
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