Monte’s never ending road to “perfection”….

September 13, 2010

In an earlier posting it was mentioned how often times Monte would see flaws in his works and unless the pieces were sold and out of his hands, over time Monte would go back to the pieces and make alterations to correct the pieces.  On one sold painting, though it can’t be recalled which one, Monte had repeatedly made the comment to the person who purchased it how he would like to get it back just to fix one “flaw” that needed tweaking.

Below is an oil painting of a fisherman and an example of one of Monte’s works that he never could complete to his own satisfaction.  During the years when he was painting with oils, he was known to take this painting off the wall and place it back on his easel for improvements, re-hang it and then repeat the process over and over.

Even after Monte was forced to quit painting with oil paints, he still wanted to make “improvements” to this particular painting and never considered it “finished.”

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2 Responses to “Monte’s never ending road to “perfection”….”

  1. rosh edwards said

    It’s an incredible painting. Really enjoying your site…Finally figured out where Big Lake is. Of course, Banner Marsh/Rice Lake was a special place to my father. I hiked there with him not so long ago. Always fun to be in the woods with my dad…he’d always wear running shoes. I gave him a pair of hiking boots once, but he never wore em

  2. monteellis said

    Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to read through this blog.

    Also, thank you for sharing the story of your own Dad.

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