I painted this piece and had it
in a gallery, but it didn't sell.
When I got it back, I wanted to
punch up the foreground.
I added the ribs in the water.
(The beach was too empty.)
I added the boat in the sand.
(The composition was Original "Without A Trace"...(Left)
too horizontal.) "Without A Trace" Redux...(Right)
I added the posts in the water.
Bingo - done.(right image)
Now that I look back at the original,
I wish I had left it as it was,
and had done a new piece with the
The original needed a little tweaking
not a full rework.
I could have had (2) finished paintings,
but instead spent twice as much
time on one.
If only I could go back and stop myself.
Where is that time machine?