Saturday, November 6, 2010

nothing is precious, if it isn't delicious

9x12 oil on linen panel

Yes, I will confess I am making plenty of "mistakes." As I have decided to only ask myself, what will happen if I add this? scrape this? lightly cover this? I am discovering. Here's the new note to myself. It hangs on my studio door and reminds me everyday.
Nothing is precious
because if it isn't delicious
why should it stay?
something better is on the way
Crazy, eh?
This amazement is why I paint.
I will put this one aside for now, that way I can evaluate it with clearer eyes later.


Donna T said...

Your mistakes (explorations) result in beautiful paintings. I love the way the soft edges work to group the trees together in this one.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Your painting has a lot of soft light and depth! The light lingers in the trees only to take a last glance at the fall colors. Soon enough, the frost will come or the wind or something and the leaves will be a colorful skirt around the bare trunks.

You've used a lot of subtle color and value shifts to give the trees form. I love it!

Jala Pfaff said...

You are very inspiring.

Now, where are those new little fluffinmuffins?

loriann said...

Hi Donna and Kvan,
You both make excellent observations.I wish I could resolve this one to my liking. I am still not satisfied with the trees and my favorite part is the grasses, especially the left side. I will continue, but thanks for your supportive comments!

Hi Jala, We just returned from the kittens foster home and they are soooo cute!Pics tomorrow!

Karen said...

I love that quote. I will remember it!!
Thank you (again) :)