Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

I have decided that between new paintings, this would be a perfect opportunity 
to 'refresh' forgotten ones that have been stuffed in corners, closets, and 
beneath beds. As most painters know, sometimes you just get stuck! A painting
may begin so well with vigor and promise and then.....Well it just sort of fizzles for 
whatever reasons. Maybe the inspiration has left or a technical problem arises 
that needs resolving that seems impossible. Whatever the case, the painting 
ends up in the dark recesses of the home and mind. I hope to pull a few of these out,
 dust off the cobwebs, and do battle with its dragon.
I will continue creating new paintings or this month's challenge. 
I'm just hoping to see now that I have little bit more experience and knowledge, 
am I able to determine what went wrong and how to fix it.
 Of course, a nice layer of gesso fixes all such problems!
Today, I finished this one... (finally)
She is still a little wet, so I apologize for glare.

Forever In Bloom
Oil on Canvas
by Rachel Jones