My friend and fellow artist Nancy Standlee posted a beautiful painting on her blog the other day that she had given a face lift. I seem to be in a bit of a creativity slump lately, so what better time than to try to give a face lift to one of my unsuccessful paintings.
Above is the original version. You can see that I didn't mess much with the composition, but I pumped up the color. I got rid of that black band across the top. As a matter of fact, there is no black in the new version - just some deep purples and browns. The black was too harsh.
I also added some purple and turquoise. The result of this face lift is a genuine painted lady! Looks really good in that floater frame. For more information, please click here to see my website.