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Friday, May 17, 2013

Work in Progess

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Going through some old photos this week, I ran across some of an angel in a cemetery. Her wings had this angular shape at the top, and for some reason it made me think, why, I could paint some wings like that!

Sometimes that's all it takes for me, finally really truly SEEING something for the first time, and realizing that I can do that!  Sometimes, though, I'm not so convinced when I pick up the paintbrush, but just start to paint anyway--and guess what? It all works out--if I don't like what I paint I can always paint over it--but usually, I kinda LIKE what I end up with! 

And I do it again and again and again, until I'm really happy with it. So the moral is, sometimes you're inspired and you paint, and sometimes you're NOT inspired, but you paint anyways--and both are good things to do...

20 comments:

Lorraine said...

happy ppf..lovely and gentle

Gloria said...

I love this! Things that I like, the words showing through, the angels scalloped wing feathers, the little birds sitting all around looking at her. Thank you for your comment on my blog!

Christine said...

lovely piece, great inspiration for the wings!

Kim said...

Beautiful angel! HPPF!

Netty said...

loving all the overlays of colours and of course your wistful angel.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Giggles said...

Good advice and I love your angels cocked head...so cute!!

Hugs Giggles

Gloria in CA said...

Very nice angel. Well thought out. Your videos were cute too.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

It did work out beautifully... and i like the scraps of words showing through... lots of interesting textures...xx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

She is lovely....so serene. Happy PPF

denthe said...

Very wise words, and a great painting!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Great post and your words are so true:) HPPF

Ginny said...

I love this piece. The colors,the textures, and the angel all work perfectly together. Your words are very wise and something I need to remember.

Linda said...

what a really lovely painting-and I love what you said about being inspired or not and painting anyway :)Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Loving that painting. I have often seen wing-forms like that on Victorian graves! And you are right, main thing we paint and make art, whatever! Valerie

Aga Gasiniak said...

How true words and beautiful art. Keep painting and thank you for sharing with us!

Eva Ason said...

She looks beautiful

aimee said...

it's great when that happens isn't it?! so exhilarating to pick up a brush and have something of our imaginations sail right out of it!

bellefrogworks said...

What a lovely painting. Love all the visual texture - lots of layers popping through. Many times I am not sure about what to paint - and just starting is often the answer. HPPF

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Lovely colors & painting and great words of wisdom to live by. :) HPPF

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is lovely. I like this painting very much.
Nicole/Beadwright