Sorry, but can't get back to the finished piece (fly fishing cigar break) of the previous post right now - Have a workshop this weekend in MN and needed to paint a demo idea tonight.
This painting was done from a still life setup that had a deliberate gap between the elements at the top and the bottom. I tied the top and bottom together by adding/inventing a non-existent red-striped dish towel.
Learning tricks for how to salvage a painting that has a fatal flaw (in this case the composition) is very valuable, and interesting to watch.. I hope.
We shall see how this goes in front of the live audience Sunday.
Feb.17 2011 SF