All paintings go through the awkward teenager phase. I don't care how trained, accomplished, or fabulous you are; there is is always a point in the evolution of a piece where it looks awkward. You will want to toss it and start a new all the while doubting your abilities to even put brush to paint. Thoughts that may arise - I don't know who I am kidding, I'm not an artist ... I really am wasting my time ... who do I think I am ... really? seriously? to mention just a few. But hold tight! This is normal and even necessary! Stick with it! It is the process of the painting. So I am showing you the evolution of my work to see that I really do practice what I preach.
I find it helpful to work on two paintings at once so when you are totally frustrated with one you can set it down and grab the other. It is amazing with some time away how the spirit is refreshed!
laying in background
Layering (awkward teenager)
Starting to mature
So stay tuned .....