When A Painting Speaks

No, it's not during the painting process that I'm writing about today. So...read on!

I have a wall across from the kitchen in my sitting room where the dining table resides against the wall. On the wall hangs a favorite painting that I feel has said all there is to say. Gradually over time, the painting begins to catch my attention with its, "hey there, look at me. I have something more to say."

After a month of hearing that nagging voice, I comply with its wishes and replace it with another finished work! Now it sits quietly in the corner by the door until I have time to do some repainting but I hear it humming every time I head to the studio and pass it by. Finally, I can ignore its voice no longer....to the studio...onto the easel today! I can hear its shout of pleasure as the paint flows across the surface. Not a total paintout...no....and the change is subtle, but neverless, dramatic to the overall statement.

I hear a sigh of relief. The painting smiles back at me.

carly

After the Storm
36 x 48 oil on gallery canvas
(reworked version)


(before the rework)

Comments

  1. Beautifully said and beautifully done, Carly.

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  2. So much talent in this beautiful woman. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

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