One of my favorite things to do is go through old paintings and get rid of them. Clear out clutter to make room for new things. It is cathartic and feels wonderful.
It also gives me new ideas. I’ll look at a painting in a new way since I usually haven’t seen the piece in a while and I’ve released my attachment to it.
These old paintings don’t actually take up much room as they are on paper, but they do take my time and energy. They take time when I am looking through them for a particular piece or when I am cleaning or moving things.
I started ripping up this painting (full sheet, acrylic on paper, circa 2005) and realized that I liked the half that I was holding. Then I took a little 7″ x 7″ frame and separated this core of the painting.
Which do you like better, the cropped piece or the half sheet? I do have an opinion, but I’d love to hear what you think!
This final version is from Susan Brehm’s suggestion which might be the best crop yet!