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


  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!

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

  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!

  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 :)

  5. Always beautiful and inspiring!

  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.


  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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