Monday, May 7, 2012
A Very Important Painting to Me
Originally titled "Hope," this painting is now called "Knowing." Painted in January or maybe February, this is one of my earliest still lifes and gave me hope that I would someday be able to paint the way I want to paint. I decided to change to knowing I will someday be able to paint the way I want to paint, thus the change of title. Knowing is a great improvement over hoping.
Painting this one made me very happy and encouraged me to go on. It's somewhat sloppy, but doesn't give quite such a sloppy appearance in person. The contrast of the photo makes the sloppiness extra noticeable.
I thought I would show this one to you because I haven't been able to paint anything decent since last Wednesday's roses. I tried to paint some more flowers I was given this past weekend, but they turned out awful. Rather than get down about it, I return to "Knowing."
Thanks for looking and understanding....