They say that the best time to clean out your cupboards, wash your curtains and clean up an old painting is in Spring haha. Well, the owner of this painting that I did a few years ago clearly thought so. She wanted me to change a few things to make the picture more personal to her. It was an unusual request but I thought why not…The original acrylic was returned to me in good order and I began work straight away on her additions.
“True life is lived when tiny changes occur” Leo Tolstoy
It actually was lovely to see it again and while I immediately began scrutinising my previous technique, I began on the sketches of the items she wanted to include, namely a cross to be placed into the picture where the glass windows in the sky stood to feel like an altar.
She also wanted it to look a little more green… her favourite colour, along with a softening of the sunflowers, water and clouds that lined the path adding more depth with light and shade. She was in no hurry and after having a little fun adding & removing some birds too, the painting was returned to her several weeks later. One happy customer !