This one is finished.
Do you know how I can tell when one of these abstracted/simplified paintings in acrylic is done? It's done when I'm bored with it and want to do something else! ha ha
I find that the outcome of this one is pretty amateurish and simple (not simple in a good way, but not defined, not elegant or subdued). Maybe I'm better off not having an idea before starting and painting. But this is the time to NOT judge so harshly yet - give this baby some time to grow a little and start walking - right now it's at the rolling around on the floor stage, sucking it's thumb and wanting attention stage.
In the Depths of Winter, I Dream of Summer
Acrylic on 11 x 15" Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press watercolor paper
If I did this again, I would change the flowers to something less childish looking and round - and also the stem would be just a flowing elegant line - not so thick and one dimensional. My favorite part is the bottom where I painted and then scratched into the paint and smooshed it upwards with a dry paper towel to push some paint up and blurred at the top edge. So maybe something next time with more scratching into the wet paint? We'll see...