Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Compliments on the Beach"

6x12 oil on panel

I sat down to paint a small painting of fruit...and ended up wiping it three times!  One of those dreaded days where I am pretty sure I have forgotten how to paint at all.  So I washed my hands of the whole thing...literally.  So, (you have to know what's coming) after a few tears....OK a lot of tears.... I pulled myself together, ate some lunch and piddled around a bit...then sat down again.  This time, I decided not to care.  All of a sudden, 4 hours had gone by.  It was like I was on auto pilot.  I really can't explain why this happens!  And I really can't understood why my brain is so wired to care so much about what the heck is on that stupid little canvas!    This is a picture of a couple that were on the beach in Florida...they looked so beautiful together I spent an afternoon following them around taking pictures....does anyone else see a pattern forming?  Can you say O-C-D!  HA!

Loving the journey,
Accepting the journey, (ok...maybe both)



Debi Barneck said...

You are so amazing and I don't just mean with your mad painting skills. I just love ya! Love, Debi

Deb Montgomery said...

The feel of this painting is amazing. It is inspiring .....so are you. I am so glad you are my friend.