"Only You" got a major overhaul. I am a firm believer in taking second looks, keeping myself open to critique (from myself and others) and always listening to my gut. Lately I have been in transformation mode, taking action and changing things that need changing. "Only You" was one of my paintings that I felt was "nice" but didn't have that "yay!" factor I crave. At first I was thinking I would just vamp up the background color and maybe add color to my birdie. After more consideration, I completely changed the bird from a white sparrow to an 'Apapane. And his pose changed, the background color changed, the flowers turned yellow instead of purple and I feel much happier looking at this painting. Basically "Only You" went in for a little primping and came out a brand new shiny beast!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.