My good friend James Coe once told me, "I never consider a painting finished until it sells." Now I don't rework a lot of my paintings, but it's something I keep in mind. After a year or so, if I think I can make a piece better, why not? I've always liked this small painting, but it never had much public appeal. As I get ready for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston next week, I decided to rework the background to add some drama. The original version seen here with the blue sky and tree tops has been spiced up a notch or two with a lot more color and an abstract setting. We shall see if it makes a difference in how it's received by the folks in Charleston.
"Graceful Exit" is 5x7 and painted in acrylic.