Wednesday, February 5, 2020

New ways of seeing -- always exciting.

Primulas in a blue pot
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
I love Primulas, one of the first signs of spring
in the flower stores here.  A huge winter storm
is predicted tonight, so nothing could be more
appealing than thoughts of spring.

A fact of life in an artist's world is that if you keep
painting and drawing you will accumulate work.
Every now and then you find a canvas tucked
away, and think,"whew!  Why am I keeping that?"

That happened today.  I pulled out a little painting
of primulas in an antique bowl. (I love antique
china, but this combination didn't work in the small
painting.)  The bowl was an awkward shape, and
vague.  "Aha," I said.  I'll change that."  So I did.
I amplified the pot of flowers, made it into one pot,
instead of three, ditched the awkward antique
bowl, spiffed up the flowers a bit. And now I'm
 happy with the painting.  A happy day.

Have a seeing the possibilities day.

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