Similar to my previous Yellow chairs painting this artwork was inspired by the yellow chairs at an outdoor eating area. I started with a group of chairs and tables but I realised I was losing what drew me to the scene in the first place. I started again and did a close up of one of the chairs. This made a much more satisfying painting.
Painting can sometimes be like the sunk cost fallacy. You’ve put a lot of effort into one painting, but in the end it’s better to start again then to try and work on a painting that isn’t working.