Regular posts about my painting practice present and past.
| 07 June, 2011 12:17
I think Georges Braque said that. Maybe he did.
I realized yesterday when I was painting this picture how true that can be sometimes. I didn't have a red except alizaron crimson, no brown except yellow ochre. I didn't like my brush. The surface was oil primed and too slick.(whine, whine) I felt I was in a fight the whole time and losing.
Couldn't get the legs to behave, she was getting tired and her right knee started to droop. The sun came in lower and lower through the west-facing window changing all the colors every 20 minutes. I felt I had met my match.
Then time was up. I look at it now and maybe it wasn't such a smack down after all. Judges will decide.