Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Hard To Be Fabulous

George Was Simply Too Fabulous To Fit In.  16x20 Acrylic on Canvas.
Wow!  This piece must be fabulous because I swear it has gotten the most likes ever on Facebook than any of my paintings!  I mean 87 people total on the 3 pages it was posted on have liked this painting!  That's huge for me.  In fact that never happens.   20 something likes yes.  But almost 100?  Crazy!

I'm not sure if that is because it's just that awesome (lol!), or because I got really lucky time wise when I posted it, and a bunch of people just happened to see it.  I guess I will never know, and I'm certainly NOT complaining.  Just a bit surprised is all. 

 I mean don't get me wrong, I like this piece, (actually I like it much better now that I'm done with it),  but to be honest it isn't my favorite. But, it is pretty and it has a giraffe which is always cool. 

Unfortunately, It gave me a bunch of trouble in the beginning, and I think I got tired of it.

 I had to let it sit for a long time before I felt ready to tackle it again, and when I did, It was more just to be done with it, then any real major inspiration. 

Here is how it started....

And here is where things go wrong... lol!  Just kidding.

Now that I look at it again, it really wasn't that bad, but it was way too busy.  As you can see I erased the bead things in the middle and some on the sides, and put the stem of the hanging pod on the bottom  so it is growing up rather than down.  It's a lot cleaner now, and I'm really glad I changed it. 

 I think it's much much better now.  Well it must be, because it's Fabulous right?