Friday, 13 February 2015

Fearless Friday

Sometimes, the idea you have in your head of how a piece should look, is not what you necessarily end up with!

The triptych that I envisioned for the gym was to have three running figures - one on each panel and this is what it looked like.
But then I photographed them and looked at them on my computer and a chance image appeared on my screen - this:
The Finished Paintings

And I really, really liked it!  So now I had a dilemma, keep all three figures or remove the first two.  Luckily I had used Golden Open acrylics and I had a bit of time to scrub the first two images off, keeping that final figure.  

The client was delighted, phew!

13 comments:

Sheila said...

Glad it worked out :)

Rolina said...

Thanks Sheila!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina - Your fearlessness worked out beautifully. Congratulations!!!

Rolina said...

Thanks Connie, yes I am pleased, especially as a chance happening made it better than I thought it could be!

Mellowood Gallery said...

Hi Rolina, It is strange how people see things differently. I like the first version best as each piece connects to the others. I don't think the final has that connection although I like it as well. Have a good weekend.

Rolina said...

Thanks Val, I liked it too and was happy until I saw the single version. Luckily, the client prefers that one too as I offered them the choice.

Chris Lally said...

What's not to like? They are both so creative! I think the finished triptych was a great choice. Lucky client!

April Rimpo said...

Interesting how the final version seems to have more life than the version where you had 3 running figures. The repetition of the figure made the originals more static. Not something I would have predicted. Congratulations that the client agreed.

laurie said...

Great idea! I have to admit, I'm torn, as I love both versions for different reasons. But it all ended just the way you would want!

laurie said...

Great idea! I have to admit, I'm torn, as I love both versions for different reasons. But it all ended just the way you would want!

Rolina said...

Thanks Chris, April and Laurie, it has certainly taught me something, every painting does.

Win Dinn said...

Love your choice here, and the lucky circumstance that brought it to fruition!

Rolina said...

Thanks Win, I am pleased it worked out so well,too!