I tried to paint some more flowers last night and it was going really well right up until I ruined everything. So I repurposed the canvas panel, then ruined it again. This one is going in the trash when I get home. Ergo, after some consideration, I have decided to share all the so-so paintings I mentioned a couple posts ago. These are all infinitely better than what I produced last night! First up is the piece inspired by a painting I found on Etsy.
I haven't varnished this one yet because I haven't decided if it is a keeper as is. There are many things I like about it, but I'm not sure I like it as a whole.
Second up is the original draft for my clock. I don't know what happened here, but the original idea was based on a compass. I was going to paint the background, then paint a compass rose in the middle. The 12 was going to be North, the 6 was going to be South, etc. I thought it was a very clever idea, but it got lost somewhere in translation and after mucking around for a while I ended up with a cool mingling of color and texture. I call it "Wing and a Prayer" because it reminds me of a dragonfly wing.
The first picture is the entire painting. It is painted on a piece of very rigid foam-centered board so now it goes in the "this needs a frame" pile.
What else. Oh yeah - here is the alternate painting I offered to Megan for the Take Back the Night Auction. She chose the original piece, so this is now on my Etsy store.
I like this one standing vertically, too. I named it "Ruby Red." Maybe because I just spent a week with a dog named Ruby. Hey - I just realized - the dog's name is actually Ruby Rose. I should rename the painting. HA!
We are springing forward tomorrow and if the weather is any indication, we are springing right in to summer. It could have been a shorts-and-flip-flops day today. I bet the six more weeks of winter that Phil promised us will arrive mid-April. Can't wait.