Friday, February 6, 2009
Avocado Leaves II
I started this painting yesterday, but ran out of time--things to do, places to be. I thought I ruined this one--tried covering the whole thing over with a wash of light orange then used salt--I liked the all over orange tone, but it wiped out the contrast. This made me think of a quote my sister Martha shared on her blog site. Something about having to spoil a painting before it's done? I found it...turns out she was posting about Eugene Delacroix and how we (my sister and I) are related to him somehow--(I figure we are all related to each other in this tiny big world of ours) I was close--he wrote, "One always has to spoil a picture a little in order to finish it." I also agree with this. I feel this happens every time I paint.
I'm making a doll for my granddaughter. I had made one like this as a birthday present for a friend of her's and not too surprisingly, she wanted one too. I'm slowly piecing it together. I'll post its progress. Funny thing is...same day I took this picture, Martha took a similar picture of her sewing project set up on her table! We've had some strangely coincidental happenings being very close like twins, but we're not twins...ok, sewing on the same day isn't all that coincidental, not like sending each other the same gift at the same time, we've done that.
I've added two talented artists to my blog links. Please check out Barbara Fox who is a new member of the daily painters. What beautiful watercolors! Also, Please check out Gwen Bell's beautiful daily oil paintings! Have a good weekend!
Watercolor 7"x 7"
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