Thursday, September 10, 2009


There are times when my artist spirit takes a hike!  Yesterday was one of those days.  Try as I might, everything I did to my painting was wrong.  I am now facing how to correct my lovely little accidents.  Considering whether to scrape the project altogether or try and fix it.  I really like the composition and the colors, but my blending was unsuccessful.  Perhaps a glaze might help.  Anyway, so you know, I don't mind sharing less than perfect work.  Here is today's offering.  Let me know if you are getting tired of seeing the same old thing and would prefer I post something new.

In the meantime, the geese are still flying out every morning and back each evening.  Mom (me) got worried last night as they were long after dark before they returned.  My husband laughed and said they had found a really good feeding place so weren't in any hurry to leave it.  They finally did come home so that was nice.  My Mother used to sing me a song about the wild goose so I suppose my attraction to these wonderful fowls began at a very young age.  I'll try and get more photos of them.


  1. "Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder" as they say. Well, I find your flower painting perfect. But if you choose to go on working on it, I'm not tired of seeing it again.

  2. Duta,

    Thanks for your kind words. It's always good to hear other's opinions. Perhaps I should step away from it for a bit. I have a watercolor waiting to be done, so I may pick that one up. I will post the final once I determine that I am completely done with the lily.

  3. It may not be what you envisionned, but it is lovely to me. I often find it hard to know when to stop a piece of work - and a few times I have worked on it too long and ruined a good painting.

    I, too, love to hear the geese flying and honking overhead. Their precision and communication is amazing.

  4. Thanks, Bonnie, it really does help to hear from others who look with a fresh eye. My husband always loves everything I do, so I can't count on him. Love him for his prejudice, though.

  5. I wish I could paint as wrongly as you!

    Just enlarged your painting and it was exquisite and the colours ... perfection and beauty combined. Superb skill and artistry.

  6. PhillipH,

    Thank you for such kind remarks. Perhaps I will stop where I am with the painting and get on to my next project.

    Thank you for stopping by, come back soon.


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