Reworking Old Paintings

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Sightseeing 2016 oil on raw canvas 36 x 36 inches

Frequently I sell older paintings that I did several years ago.  The site has been particularly helpful in this regard.  It is a sort of do-it-yourself interior design sort of site.  Not being dedicated to fine art, I use it to sell only my old ones - at reasonable, affordable prices.  I feel it’s a good deal for everyone:  I lighten my inventory and they get quality paintings cheaper.

Looking over some of my older paintings, I came across one that is not older but was from 2015.  I liked it because  it has the atmospheric effect I was going for in a lot of my 2015 paintings, but there was something about it that I didn’t like.  Maybe it was the original inspiration, a bad dream I had had about my abusive past.  Anyway, I needed a canvas and decided to use it (what I had called “Going Back”).  I think it was very successful.  I now call it “Sightseeing”! I guess I could call it “Going Back Sightseeing”!

Going Back

Going Back 2015 oil raw canvas 36 x 36 inches

You really need to be ruthless though and can’t be worried about letting things go.  I really enjoyed the process.    I might start dedicating one day a week to this endeavor!  What do you think? 

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