Monday, September 5, 2011

Yes, it's been a while...

I've been busy, but not everything has come to fruition.  I missed another deadline simply because I could NOT get inspired with a good enough idea.  I started a painting, worked on it for a whole day, and in the end decided it was just not worth completing and I ended up painting over it.  I almost never do that, but I think most of us know the difference between that awkward stage where nothing seems to be working but we know if we just keep at it something will happen...and reaching the point of realisation that the piece you're working on has NEVER worked, the idea wasn't up to scratch to start with, and your heart just isn't in it.

However, something did FINALLY get finished!  Do you remember this painting?  Here it is again.

Yes, it was part of a duo...a painting each for two little boys.  And I have finally, FINALLY finished them both...Phew!!!  So here is the second one, which I called 'Here Be Dragons'.  I think their mum was pretty pleased with them.  She's going to keep them for Christmas pressies, so I'll have to wait a while yet to find out what the boys think of them!

As for what else has been happening in the attic...or in the general vicinity anyway...spring is most definitely here, the McCartney rose is covered in blooms, the Apricot has almost lost all its flowers already and has all new leaves.  My silly jonquils bloomed about a month and a half ago, but we really never got a winter at all.  I don't know what the Almond is doing, it doesn't know whether it's coming or going.  We've planted out our vegie garden, and a new herb garden, and the garden out the back is actually looking nice and, well, sort of almost slightly organised...as if it had been created by someone who had a vague idea of what they were doing!

Beauty is still waiting for her colour washes, but I'm almost glad now I didn't have to rush to finish her, I think a little pondering time is often a good thing.  She will be finished anon!


10 comments:

Swan Artworks said...

Wonderful paintings! Lovely dragon and the dressing gown sail is so great, I'm sure the boys will love them - I got a really great reaction for the painting I did for my friend of her boys a while back, a great big incredulous "It's me!!!" from 4yr old Magnus who ran to get his big brother to look...
Looking forward to seeing Beauty progress, she deserves time and I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy the painting more without feeling rushed. I reckon that's going to be a special one! ;)

sarah elwell said...

These paintings are wonderful - how much I would have loved to have one like this of me when I was a child!

Jean said...

Wonderful paintings and so colorful. I;m sure they will be much appreciated.

Lynn said...

Beautiful paintings. I'm sure the boys will love them.

Mo Crow said...

Wow! what joyful paintings & good to see you back online!

Els said...

Well great you found "something to do" after the disappointment of the missed deadline of the Beauty.
And, as I see you stated in the end, it might have had it's perpose afterall :-)

Sandra van Doorn said...

wonderful and powerful work, these are amazing, i am so glad i found you!
xo sandra

Valerianna said...

I bet the boys will be so psyched! And always so strange to think that you are budding as we are preparing for winter. I have 4 cords of wood to stack - which is a LOT in case you don;t measure it the same way... but I now have to wait a bit for it to dry out cause we've had torrential, torrential rains from hurricane and tropical storms and flooding, washed out roads, CRAZY! Luckily not too many deaths with it all, but quite a lot of things floated away...

Happy blooming to you!

Kathryn said...

Love the colours and the sense of magick. Very beautiful!

Julia Guthrie said...

Oh my gosh... I do know that feeling when a painting just isn't going to work because you forced the inspiration! lol
agh..it's a nightmare when you have someone waiting for something & you can't find the right spark of magic.

But the 2 dragon paintings are adorable! I bet they will be over the moon :) xxx

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