Friday, June 12, 2009

So Much For Good Intentions

I had planned to take a few days of downtime. Get caught up on email, reading blogs, banking, cleaning up the studio after the last painting, decluttering the house and just decompressing after the last week of manic painting. Hmmmm, not sure what happened to those planned days but I've already got another painting on the go!

I thought I was going to do a full blown painting with some Rainier cherries, but no, I ate too many of the cherries and now I don't have enough. Actually, one of my blog readers, Gwen from Gwen's Daily Painting Blog, echoed my thoughts in her comment yesterday about how the detail image of No Place Like Home (NPLH) was a painting in and of itself that worked on numerous levels.

That's how NPLH started in the first place. I wanted to do a painting of an umbrella, but I couldn't "see" a painting when I was working on the composition. Now that I can, I'm going to begin again and see what happens. I want to play with the "atmosphere" in this painting and see if I can evoke a mood of early morning. In fact, it already has a working title of Chance of Rain.

And you know, the Universe has a wicked sense of humor. After finally finishing NPLH, I was breathing a HUGH sigh of relief because I had finished the painting in time for the competition AND I had salvaged the thing. So I go traipsing out to the mailbox yesterday afternoon to find . . . . . another . . . . prospectus . . . . . with another deadline . . . . . looming in July. . . . . . can you hear the laughter?

5 comments:

  1. Haaa--you're a glutton for punishment, Laure--admit it! Seriously--you're talented, so GO for it! I'll look forward to seeing what creative thing you come up with.

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  2. Hi Laure. I know what happened to your good intentions - your addiction needed to be fed! :-) Yup, the more we do art the more, dare I say it, obsessed we become. Today I was teaching an intermediate art class. My goal was to fill them will knowledge and encouragement. By the time the class was over, I was so pumped up that all I wanted to do was to get working on my own art. So much for laundry and other chores!

    So I say rejoice in your passion and add more fuel to the flames! Your new piece has a wonderful concept. May I also add that I am very happy for you that your previous painting was saved! Woo-hoo!! :-) A deadline in July, piece of cake!! You go girl!!!

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  3. Sue, I think you may be right - it seems I am a glutton for punishment!

    Teresa, you're the second person in as many days to refer to me as "addicted" . . . wish I could argue, but I think I'd better not. I'd lose! ;•)
    I can't wait to see what you come up with from your own "addicition"!

    Thanks to both of you for your encouragement! And yes, I think I'll strike while the iron is hot!

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  4. And what a wonderful addiction to have. You are such a trouper and an example for us all. I think the more you paint the happier you will be so go for it. I will continue to support you and benefit from you beautiful work.
    Hugs!

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  5. Can't wait to see "Chance of Rain"... will be the perfect complement to "No Place Like Home"!

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