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Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Roses with Vase


This is one of my experiments that miraculously I didn't toss out. It pays to hang onto your 'failures' sometimes. I'd had this one taped to my plexi for a few weeks and almost threw it out last night. As I looked at it I thought of old roses in a mixed bouquet, well past their prime, their beauty slowly fading while the filler flowers and foliage forged onward. I quickly painted in a vase to 'hold' my old roses and Voila! Well, it's not exactly a triumph but I learned a lesson. It pays to hang onto perceived flops just in case they might become your next masterpiece.

4 comments:

Mary said...

This ia lovely Billie, I'm glad you went back to it.

Billie Crain said...

Me too, Mary. I tend to toss things too quickly that don't come out the way I originally envisioned them. I should know better after working with w/c as long as I have now. Nothing ever comes out exactly as I planned.

ddaughtrey said...

I like this Billie, can't say just why, lol. It's just one of those painting you look at and say....I like it.

Mike

Billie Crain said...

LOL! I know...this isn't my usual style but I took a whack at it anyway. I thought it was awful until I took a second look and thought I saw roses in all that mess. The vase was an after thought. It sounds like it 'spoke' to you on some level. That's what an artist loves to hear.:)