Two Repurposed Disasters
Last week, I had a few more painting disasters that I repurposed into oh so modest imaginary arrangements on canvases I did not want to waste. (Thank Goodness for GESSO!)
You see, I over estimated my ability to create paintings from other painters’ works. It’s as if I heard Mike singing in my head: I Can Do That!
Who knew painting a few dandelions on a dark background would be so hard?. Or, adapting a background color would so quickly become MUD.
I may try them again . . . maybe.
For now, though — I repurposed my disasters into familiar themes.
Until I try again, gardening offers diversions and maybe new still lifes, my own still lifes.
I’ve planted sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and dahlias — not to mention Geraniums! Who knows what summer sessions will produce . . .
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers — and never succeeding. ~ Marc Chagall
I Just Wonder:
Did Picasso ever repurpose his painting disasters? I am guessing, YES! (Picasso Repurposed His Work)
The good news is disasters may be repurposed, even if their repurposing looks nothing like the inspiration. There’s got to be a life application there somewhere.
What a lovely niche God has given you to paint in – it’s an eyeful and heartful of beauty all in itself!
I am most grateful dear friend — for a happy place and good buddies