Friday, October 18, 2013

Positive Thoughts

Positive Thoughts
October 2013
36" x  36"
Oil on Canvas
 I have been working for the past month on this painting entitled Positive Thoughts. I must say that these are the best eyeballs and hand I have ever accomplished. I learned so much from the process of creating this painting. At the risk of sounding like a parrot, I must say that I really enjoy that I will never know everything that there is to know about painting. Just when I figure out something then another painting comes along to disprove or push my thoughts on what I thought was true about painting. There is never a rule that sticks and it is often about breaking rules and pushing things to the limit. Painting is also about paying attention. In the past I really focused on looking intensely at my subject matter and now  I am also looking deeply into what my paint is doing. Instead of creating colors or brushstrokes that are "close enough", I am pushing myself to be patient enough to get the exact color and brush stroke I want and finding balance between energetic and loose painting techniques with more deliberate and planned responses in choices when painting. I am slowly learning that with every life experience it is always more successful and fore filling with an attitude of patience and balance.


Louis Pereira said...

Daphne - Really love this one! You're really starting to hone your craft!...

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome Daphne! We love it! Paul and Kim