Saturday, May 07, 2011

Heart Memory

In case you have forgotten, I started this 8 x 10 canvas last September.  I showed here.   This was the painting that I discovered I cannot start painting the face when I only have minutes ahead and know that I will have to leave it be until the next session.  After that great insight, I left it right there at my right elbow eight months.  I must say I went through various stages of dislike.  To tell you the truth, I really thought it was hopeless.  And then for some reason this past week I picked it up with a determination that I had to take it all the way through the  ugly, hopeless stage.  For eight months that little ugly shoulder demon had been sitting there scaring me into thinking that maybe I couldn't when actually, it just wasn't time yet.  I don't know how it would have ended last September.  I do know that it would not have looked like this.

And now, what's next?
♥ Sharon

7 comments:

  1. I run out of words to exclaim how much I like/love your faces and everything!! And you're right,last Sept. they would've been different. Your styles are ever changing but finished pieces never need changing!

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  2. So happy you put it aside. The end result is lovely.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    Hugs, Amy

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  3. It's wonderful, Sharon. I'm glad you got to finish it. It's such a good feeling to have a beginning and an end.

    Have a glorious Mother's Day!

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  4. Isn't it funny how things like that happen?! Timing is, indeed, everything...the Muse seems to have her own agenda!

    This turned out lovely :)

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  5. Always beautiful and inspiring!

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  6. Some things are worth waiting for and this painting is one of them. Funny how something, a painting or anything, can hang in the background just waiting and turn out well when the right time presents itself.

    Darla

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  7. I am glad you finished this piece, it is lovely. Sometimes we just have to step back from things to find where it can take us. I really love all the colors and the faces are very different. Hugs, mary

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