July 27, 2011

* Sunday Afternoon Revisited ...

This painting has really taken me for a ride.  It got so difficult and became so 'precious' I could no longer work on it.  Once I begin to 'like' a painting too much, think some of the areas are 'well done' so therefore avoid going near them, adore some of the brushstrokes or the colours,  I am sunk.  It simply doesn't work anymore.  I have to be able to work on the entire painting.  So I put it away.  I have just taken it out again.  With the attitude "I have nothing to loose", I have re blocked it in.  I like it better already, however time will tell.  The first coat of oil will have to dry before I can touch it again.  If I can stay detached, it will may be somewhat decent. 

Also, painting intuitively is different.  I have no models.  Nothing to look at.  It's all in my head.  Most of my intuitive paintings have a little of the 'unreal' in them .. this one is all the reality of the human body.    Here is the first round.

In the meantime, while I'm waiting for this to dry, I may begin the winged heart.  We will see.

Hope you are all well and happy today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  You are all gifts to me.

"All glory comes from daring to begin."
~Eugene F. Ware~


  1. I am soooooo pleased that you are working on the picture again, if it turns out half as good as the last one it will be great! Wish you the right intuition to finish it! Have a lovely day and take care of yourself, Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, what talent you have. I can't wait to see this finished piece of art.

  3. I actually thought this picture was finished. It's fun to see the process of your art and work.


  4. Only imagine it to be exactly as you want,. It is already amazing. hugs..Donna by the bay

  5. I like the start of this donna, very much. Still amazed at the way you can paint figures, people. (i could not do anything like that!)
    I think you know what you are doing! You have good plans for how to approach this, what feels right to you. It looks good too, very intimate. I look forward to seeing where it takes you. ; )))))) lenna

  6. Wowie!great painting.You are a very talented woman. take care, gerri

  7. Donna you are such a talented and lovely lady this piece is amazing so much depth I can understand why you would be afraid to continue on, although have to say It looks finished to me ! All this and from your imagination and a very fertile one it is too !