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.


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.

Unknown 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.


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.:)