Field of Dreams
This painting was the one I mentioned yesterday on this blog. Somebody asked me if I would show it today. I am not at all happy with this painting in the sense of my being aware that it is far from an accomplished piece of art. Let me put it into some context.
I had from time to time made small attempts at painting with a little measure of success but never enough for me to give it any serious thought. I was retiring and at the same time both my daughter and my son were scheduled to get married. My family have never ever done things by the book; I have no idea where they get that from. So at my daughters wedding my son played the role normally taken by the bridesmaid. The reception took the form of a slow considered meal people swapping seats between courses so that by the end of the meal we all knew most people present. I made a speech during one of the breaks between courses. At my sons wedding my daughter played the role of best man and made the best man speech. I was persuaded to make a full blown after dinner speech which seemed to go down well. After the speech my son presented me with four art brushes. They were brushes of quality and I decided to give it a shot.
This was the first painting I did using them. He liked it and asked if he could have it? It still hangs on his wall in his home. So it might not be the best but it was the first step for me on the road to painting who knows how many more steps there are yet to take? One thing for sure I will always remember this one.
This blog is linked to my other where I take the story of Nettie a bit further:-The Next Big Step for Nettie