Sunday, January 6, 2013
THREE & FOUR/THIRTY
Trying to catch up, and unfortunately - NOT keeping with my goal of doing only knife paintings. Oh well - the story of my painting career. Once I think I know something. . . . I don't. I overworked these boats - and it shows. I'll try again of course, after the frustration subsides some. These pears were a complete re-do. They hung in my booth the last two shows and I was never happy with them. I took them down and painted over them last Sunday while at the show. Then - yesterday I tried them with a knife and came "this close" to putting the knife right through the canvas. Instead, I went outside to the water hose and hosed and scrubbed all the paint off. I put them in front of the dehumidifier to dry and started over yesterday afternoon. I guess I had calmed down by then, because I was much happier with this one. I guess you have to know me to know about some of my meltdowns. . . . Luckily - I snap back pretty quickly. . . Hope to have numbers 5 and 6 by the end of the day.
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I love the pears...especially the blue reflected shadow! Striking composition.ReplyDelete
Love the pears Lisa! (And thanks for the melt down story...I have learned that "just one more stroke" can mess up a palette knife work pretty quick!! Wish Florida was on my to do list this winter....:)ReplyDelete