6" x 8" oil on panel - SOLD
Eight years ago I painted figs with oils using a brush and wrote a blog post about it.. The fig painting sold at an exhibition but over time I kept thinking about that image and it kept popping up when I looked for things to paint. Over time an artist's style changes and I thought it would be interesting to paint the same image using palette knives and my current palette of cool and warm colour and compare the two paintings.
Similar colours are present but my style is quite different now. It is looser and impressionistic. The 2007 version is tight and controlled but soft. These days I am bolder with colour and contrast levels. Both values and colour saturation are more marked in the 2015 version of the painting.
If the person who bought the 2007 version saw the 2015 version, I wonder which they would prefer?