As mentioned in the previous post, I am currently in the process of evaluating all my old pieces to decide whether they can be revamped a bit or they could be painted over. This is one piece I decided to rework, which I am not sure if was the wiser thing to do. Looking back, probably repainting it on a new canvas would've served me better. Anyway! I had painted this more than 2 years back as part of my summer impressions. I did not like the end result but could not see what exactly was wrong. So it was just lying aside.
When I picked it up for reworking now, the messed up proportions just glared at me. I wonder how I even considered this "finished" back then. However, I take this as an evidence that my artistic eye is getting better. Far from where I want it to be, but way better than what it was.
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Oil on Canvas, 5 by 7 inches
Here's a collage of the two paintings side by side. The left was painted in 2011 and the right one yesterday. Can you say what all has been changed? :-)
The colors seem much brighter than they are in real, especially the reds. The others are as close as possible to the original.