Not better, just different
One idea, two versions. The birdhouse with the flowers is the first version of my birdhouse project. I really like the weathered copper top and the holes where birds can enter. When I was working on it, I didn’t like how the flowers and grasses were coming together.
I made one mistake, then another, and couldn't find my way out. So I let it go and decided to create the image with collage papers.
Looking at the birdhouses side by side, nearly a year after they were created, has me thinking.
First of all, it's hard to compare them. The watercolor image has grasses and flowers which I like. The collage has a light green square behind it and wispy pine boughs that were added digitally.
I wonder, now, if I should have given up on the watercolor. I had imposed a deadline on the project and was frustrated and running out of time. Collage is easier for me, so I turned to it to get the job done.
In the end, I’m not sure one is better, just different ... what do you think?
This post started with an earlier one that you can read here.