Monday, April 6, 2009
I think this is it
There is another cloud in the sky for balance sake and some lines in the arch to define it more. And another wash over the distant pillars. And a patch of desert green in the front that I thought was just too rude. But all other changes were relatively minor.
I made most of the changes this morning after staring at it with a cup of coffee in my hand and then I walked around it all afternoon. So done. If any painting is done.
My parents had some I had done in college. Every time I went home regardless of the passage of years I could pick out what I would have liked to have changed about everyone of them. Some I wanted to trade out for later works but they loved them.
I'm a perfectionist and I can worry a painting to death if I let myself. I wonder if Michelangelo wanted to change anything about the Sistine Chapel?