I am staring at this painting on the bottom and I can’t figure what is bugging me about it for the longest time and then I realize it’s the colors. I hate when a painting starts going red white and blue.

I don’t know what it is about those colors–I even like our flag since we elected Obama….but anyway, I shifted the colors. When your at a very bright color it always amazes me how much you can

grey it down and it still seems so bright. Color is funny that way. The red is SO red in this painting that almost everything has to quiet down or else it’s going to be very tutti fruitti. And then again, now

I see the before and after I am not sure which is better….which would mean that I went possibly backwards all evening. Hmmm.