Sunflowers in the Painting.
Please do not think I am insulting you by putting on another of my white experiments. I am in fact being very brave I am showing you a painting half done, and if you have read my other blog you will be aware how silly that can be. I have in the past shown an abstract painting in construction, but in that case I was wise enough to capture each stage and only reveal after the painting was complete.
Yesterday was a day of half “finisheds”. My wife with her half finished joke. I went for a walk and a stray dog walked with me for an hour and a half. I reluctantly left him on the edge of the woods where I had parked my car in the hope his owner came to look for him. Today I will go and see if he is still there, because he is on my mind.
Lastly I started this painting and left it at this stage. That is in fact something I am not at all good at, leaving a painting half way through the process. Normally I would be back and forth touching it. The minute it was nearly dry I would be at it with paint.
This morning the modelling paste is lovely and dry. Technically I should be able to go and finish it. Sadly the desire I had yesterday is not there at present.
I have painted sunflowers twice before. One sold very quickly, the other where I used texture and made them look very much like sunflower heads I still have.
This time I am hoping to paint them more abstract than the previous two. Somewhere between.
So here it is a canvas with texture added waiting for the colours to speak to me.
Please will nobody suggest I paint the whole lot. I just could not.
This blog is linked to my other. A Job Half Done and a Tale Half Told.