Everything I have painted the last few days has come out so-so. Not exactly wrong, but not quite right. For instance, I found a painting I really like on Etsy and tried to use it as inspiration for a piece of my own. Meh. That one may be salvageable - we'll see. If so, I will post a picture. Then I tried to paint my clock for this year's "It's About Time" show at the Museum. Double meh. Still salvageable, but not as a clock face so back to the drawing board, which is quite unfortunate because - ironically - I'm running out of time (show opens March 2nd and I need to paint, dry, paint, dry, varnish, varnish, assemble and frame -- yikes!). The beauty in the accidental non-clock piece is in the way the colors work together but mostly in the texture, and I don't think that will show up in pictures.
I also painted a piece to show the woman who contacted me about Take Back the Night. I wanted to give her two choices, but I'm not sure I like the new one. It sat at home for a couple of days before I decided it was worth varnishing. If it gets a halfway decent reception when I bring it to work tomorrow I will photograph it. And then I found this pear in a drawer - it obviously didn't quite make the cut back when I painted it, but now I like it. So I painted the canvas and put it together. Not sure I like the dark green color I chose for the canvas, tho, and that would be in keeping with all the other so-so stuff I've done lately!
This is called "Little Big Pear," partly because it reminds me of the really big pear I painted, and partly because it is little (6" wide x 8" high) yet too big for the paper. And there you have it.