OK. Up an at it. It is 9am am I am going to try to focus again on finishing a painting in 5 hours (3 pm is my kid’s pick up time). I didn’t select fewer items although I should have. Instead I am going to try to really loosen up and only use large brushes. Large brushes=large strokes=faster? Not sure, but I will try. I really do have to learn to loosen up. Everything I do is more literal than gestural ….this should be good practice.
I did it! I did it! I finished the painting by 2 pm! Wa Hoo!
I’d say it was a little rushed, which threw some of the perspective off, but it forced me to be decisive and swift.
I titled this painting SPRING CHICKEN in honor of the forced spring flowers arriving at the super market. When I see primroses in the supermarket I know hope springs eternal. I will make it through the winter! And I have pretty little reminders on my window sill that the day will come when green pokes through the earth!
I also used some of my favorite tchotchke, from around the house a vintage white glass hen and one of my tomato salt and pepper shakers. Also, vintage Pyrex in one of my favorite colors, aqua.
I only used 3/4 inch paint brushes and up. Forcing me to abandon a lot of detail and decisively create permanent broad strokes.
It’s a rather sweet little vignette of some of my favorite things. I shall hang it up to remind me of spring.
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