On the Salesman and the Farm Wife, I softened the contrast of the grass against the gravel on the road at the back of the painting. I touched up the pigs almost all of them and repainted the grass. Last year, I painted down to the wire for the Artsbuild Show 2011 and submitted the painting still wet. I wasn’t quite satisfied though and always intended to go back to it. I also intensified the contrast of the sun shining on the Salesman’s hair, worked on his coat a bit and darkened the frame of the doors. I didn’t touch the Farm Wife. I still think she’s perfectly lovely, like a French model…..in an American farmhouse. Go figure!
But it’s myth, right? So anything can happen.
The Salesman and the Farm Wife, aka Odysseus and Circe, Oil on Canvas, 12×24, 12×24, $1200 USD