First of all, let me tell you why I didn't post a painting yesterday. I did make a painting. Maybe it was the late night the night before, or maybe it was the fact that I only had one hour in which to paint, but I can honestly say that the painting was the most hideous, ugly, ill thought out and executed I have painted in many years!!
Sometimes that happens..
I took great pleasure in scraping it off the panel so that I could no longer see it, and at least rescue the panel for another painting.
I was chatting to an artist friend about it, and she told me that those paintings we hate are the best ones! I was taken aback at first, but what she meant was that we learn from our mistakes and failures make us try even harder next time.
So today, I wanted to paint something a lot better. I got a bit over ambitious in fact and decided to paint the whole bunch of tulips before they wilted. There was no way I could complete it in a couple of hours, so I had to work on it some more in the afternoon. There are a couple of things I'm not quite happy with but I wont be scraping this one. Phew!
Please excuse the fuzzy photograph, Ill upload a better one as soon as I get the chance.