-------------------- or Not so good! This is my newest painting in process and I have been having lots of fun with the bamboo pen and dark and white lines; this is where I got to earlier to-day - unfortunately I decided that the white lines were just a bit too much in one area and covered some of them up, like this:
But looking at the two stages now I somehow think that I like the first version better! Sometimes seeing the photos will show you the full benefit of the change but also what was lost and where further corrections may be needed, in the same way as - or better than - looking at it in a mirror or turning it upside down can do; right now I think I know exactly what I lost and what I need to do to recover the design element that disappeared - but I will sleep on it in stead of jumping into it both feet first - and making another of my multiple mistakes. Or maybe not mistakes, but an exploration of the many different options that are all part of the process of building the layers into a whole. Each step adds something and always leaves testimony behind, making for more interest in the end.
Or I hope so.