Friday, August 19, 2011

Next and Next

 I had to come back to the studio later last night to see if I could resolve it and I really thought I might have come to a finish point. But as Chauncey and I looked at it we really thought it was not quite right. I was just not happy with it and he really thought the stencils needed to not be so front and center. So I had to go home and sleep on it. As I said before, this is new for me to leave things unresolved. But to be a painter this is a must because the next day eyes are fresh and the mind is clearer.
So below is the finished 24 x 24. This is a huge hunk of wood which is heavy and I painted it flat which was hard because I had to keep picking it up to stand back and look at it. Robert Burridge paints flat and in his upcoming workshop in Feb there are no easels allowed. EEK!
I think painting must be like having a baby. You labor and labor and labor some more for the baby to come. And it's painful and you cry and writhe around. ( I wouldn't know...I had epidurals thank goodness!).  But now that I know I can paint bigger maybe I can settle down and just enjoy the process. And really, I did enjoy the process---now that it's over. Ok, so on to the next hunk of wood...! Maybe it won't be as painful.

14 comments:

Pennyb said...

Lovely!

Buffy said...

You describe the process of painting a piece so well,lol! I get into a mood(thats what my husband calls it) when something isnt going well and I keep fighting with it. Anyway this one came out gorgeous! And I'm so jealous that youre going to his class!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love, love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love, lov it! (forgot to 'sign' my comment) ~Shirley Jones

Bren said...

You did it! Love the results of your journey into painting large, very expansive in more ways than one!

Peggy said...

This is lovely, and the white daisies add such a spark of brightness and light! Keep going--it's so much fun to share your journey!

Diane said...

Martha--this is so excellent!!

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Chel said...

Oh, it's beautiful!!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love all the goings on in the back ground also. Nature amongst man made living. Your paintings are beautiful!

PaperPumpkin said...

Are you kidding me?????? I can't believe how you can sleep on it, and come up with this!!!, ah! I want your brain!! Wow, Martha, your pain was my gain. I just love looking at this. Beautiful. What a nice baby you made! Haha. Kath

Marilyn Rock said...

Martha; this is awesome - truly!

Sharon said...

You probably could even paint the side of a barn. Miss Martha you have talent and the gift.
PS I am enjoying your poppy class. Have poppies all over the place.LOL

fran p. said...

This was well worth all the labor pains Martha . . . It is truly wonderful ... I love the daisies you added . . .

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