Now for some shocking news on the demonstration. Last night after posting I went into the studio and took another look at the painting. I HATED IT! I know when my work is not up to par and this painting belonged in the "something is wrong" category. Years ago, Greg Kruetz told me. . ."when something is wrong with your painting, diddling with it isn't going to help. Be brave and make major changes." This is a paraphrase. So I took my palette knife and scraped back the area that was bothering me which was the jug on the left side. Then I wiped it off and repainted it with a fast drying white. This morning I took another look and felt better. The next decision was what was I going to put in its place. Nothing! I liked the space it created and so just added the fabric of the quilt that was already there. I think what was bothering me was it was too crowded. See what you think.
Because the white fabric paint was wet, I will have to wait to add the red squares. My next focus was on the coffee grinder. To give the wood an old weathered look, I dry brushed grayish browns and blues onto its surface.