The title of this picture is Powder Bone Flare, ‘powder’ signifying the tonal difference from the first iteration which is much darker.
There were multiple major changes to the composition for this image. As happens sometimes, I finished it, a day or so passed, and dissatisfaction slowly blossomed.
At first it seems like normal fleeting doubt. In those situations waiting till the next day’s bestowal of fresh eyes is the ultimate arbiter. And in this case the new day let me know I had to keep working it. That type of revelation is disappointing, but leads to more satisfaction in the end. Nothing gnaws at you like having subpar work out in the world.
That process happened twice for this image, so it may have taken a bit longer than usual to get to the point you see here.
There are three other versions:
- Bone Flare, on a red background and a lot darker
- Gray Bone Flare, black and white, and tonally similar to Bone Flare
- Gray Powder Bone Flare, which is also black and white, and tonally similar to this one
Canvases and Giclée Prints
Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.
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