Wednesday, March 24, 2010

. . . am always surprised




at the end results of my paintings. It seems that they never come out the way I had originally intended them. This one is an fine example. I think you can tell that I have been influenced by the photographs I have been taking recently. . . the ones of the buildings I am encountering on my wandering trips through the neighborhoods around my workplace. This is a small piece, a practice piece, if you will, about 6 x 9", on canvas. I don't know why I call it a practice piece. I very rarely paint a bigger piece based on a small painting.


Last night, instead of working on my new painting, I had to make some repairs to a canvas that has already been sold. I would rather have painted the whole piece again than repair it. . . I don't even know if my efforts will correct the problem. I painted the piece a couple of years ago and I'm glad it's sold, but I don't like the fact that it needs repairs and I can't identify what caused the problem.

3 comments:

Margaret Ryall said...

Mary,
I think this work has a very organic feel to it. I like the format too. Overall it's the kind of work I'm very attracted to.

Lauren said...

Oh, Aunt Mary. This one is very cool!

Miki Willa said...

I love the composition and colors of this piece. I agree with Margaret about the organic feel. Quite exciting.