Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Aplogies and Futility
The second apology is for the quality of the photos attached to this blog. I still haven’t replaced my ‘water logged’ camera.
About my absence, I got caught up in the day-to-day tasks of living from December to March with mother in residence with me. I found that I was really reluctant to spend time on the computer or painting as I felt I was taking away time to spend with her. She is as you know almost 93 years of age and I know how important it is for her to spend time with her children; doubly important for me to spend time with her. And, unfortunately it takes time to adopt a new routine. So here I am once again, ready for the blogging world.
I give up, I concede. It doesn’t matter how much paint one plasters on a canvas…..you cannot ‘fix’ a canvas that is not working. But I’ve been working diligently, determined to succeed ….. ‘ah ‘tis futile’.
I am reluctant to give up on almost anything; the waterfalls is a large 30”x36” canvas … and to think I stretched it myself!
However, off to the bin with these two. I am determined to look at neither again. But, who knows I may get lucky in the next few days and be invited to an event for someone I really don’t like …. And they get the waterfalls!
This lesson has not been without rewards however, I have discovered a new approach to painting, which I will discuss tomorrow.
Once again, apologies; hope I still have a few readers out there.