I started a large painting of a pair of white-breasted nuthatches quite a while ago; however, I was unsure how to proceed or if it was even worth doing. It ‘s been tucked away for over a year. Every now and then I’d pull it out only to realize I was still unhappy with how it was coming out. I just did not think the composition worked. So back into storage it would go. During a recently studio “purge”, I took it out once more to look it over yet again. Nope. Not going to work. I decided to cut out the areas I disliked and keep the parts of the painting that I thought were working. And just like that… a smaller work came into being. The composition took on a whole new look and I was inspired once more to finish it.
Title: “Upwardly Mobile” (White-breasted nuthatch), Size: 8″h x 18″w, Watercolor