"Julie's Paradise" - unfinished painting by Me (notice the addition of the poppy leaves-not there before). The stage as of yesterday. I know. I'm getting to the cat (the small blob on the back of the horse)Good good good. Finally I'm disciplining myself to get back into the studio and work on finishing my painting. Just thought I would show you where I'm at now. In the future-talking to all of you-if I want to do a painting surrounded by poppies will you please remind me how I could hardly force myself to do this one? Oh, no! Just as I had that thought I envisioned one surrounded by another kind of flower. Doomed. I'm doomed. Oh, well. It's a nice kind of doomed.
*Picture directly below was the stage of painting before yesterday's concentrated effort. The next 3 are from yesterday and, even if I do say myself, I quite love the way the poppies are turning out (notice how I say that NOW after I have worked hours and complained constantly about them?). You know, I don't know how I ever made them work out. It must be that angel that's got my back.
The other part of this post is the DESTRUCTION of my painting!!! Ha ha ha ha ha (maniacal laughter). I told you before-many pages back, that it was okay to throw away a painting when it's not going to work no matter what. Then I related a little while later how I almost got my husband to take a chain saw to another-thank goodness he wasn't in the mood to do it at that crazy time. Back to this one. In another post I showed this one and said that I was going to work on it and show you the progress-the post about sometimes you have to ruin a painting to make it work. Well, I just plain old DON'T CARE ANY MORE about this one. I made a print of it when it was at a very good point. I have a record of it. I wish I had done that with another painting I did of a blue house in the avenues (calling all garbage men: anyone have that one?). So...to make sure I don't change my mind this time I cut it with my scissors
and it went into the waste basket last night (sound of hands spanking each other). What a relief that was!