A bomb is a bomb is a bomb..... and this painting is a bomb. Well, at least in my opinion. I guess I carried the decayed look just a bit too far.
That’s the funny thing about art... it certainly isn’t a science. It can be highly
unpredictable, some days it clicks and other days, well, let’s just say, that’s when I dig into my private stash of Toblerone Chocolate bars and not feel guilt for eating half a bar.
So what went wrong here? First the set up kept falling over, that should have been a sign right there. But no I was being stubborn and persistent that I had an idea in mind and I was going to make it work! Next, I fiddled with the background so much it became overworked and really muddy. Lastly as you can see the lemons were looking sadder by the minute and I refused to hear their cries... “Help!It’s too hot under this spotlight!”
Three hours later...
My next idea was to throw this painting like a frisbie out the backdoor to see if it would land on the parkway.... Stop! I hear a voice from within... Stop being so hard on yourself... you’re your own worst critic and so what if it is lousy... at least you had the time, the energy, the health and the ability to paint. Be grateful for that. Remember it’s the process and not product.
Such a sobering thought... now where’s that rest of that chocolate bar... just kidding...;)
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