Friday, October 8, 2010

Poppies Lounging on Blue and Life's Priorities

Poppies Lounging on Blue
October 4, 2010
8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas
$175.00 CAN

   I created this painting right after the Keeping Cool portrait. In that portrait I focused on tonal range which I believe helped this painting when it came to furthering the contrast in color. Tone and color makes this painting eye catching. I am pleased with how this painting turned out.
   I've really been on a roll of pumping out paintings and ideas. This just fuels me to work even more. I love when I can let one painting lead and flow into the next. Life has been good that way. I have enough knowledge now in life to make sure I always allow myself time to paint. I make it a priority. I paint before even considering doing the dishes or laundry. My Man tried to bring up the subject gently as he is one that manages people at his job and is a stickler for efficiency. As I told My Man (who does the dishes maybe once every two weeks) the dishes and laundry never end and tomorrow it's guaranteed there will be more, so why worry about it.  If they pile up a bit so what. While I do mountain loads of dishes I contemplate the paintings I've got going on the easel and future paintings to come. I use that time to reflect so it is not inefficient, and I have my priorities. Upon hearing my rant, My Man just smiled and gave me a hug. (Note: if you are going to comment on that point, don't argue with it. Many people have tried to change the way I do dishes and laundry, and I am like my strong willed 2yr old and will not budge on the issue.)

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Amen. and housework too.
My man would like a bit more order but he's learned to live with it as has yours and there is an upside to having a happy artist wife around the house.