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.


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

(before the rework)


  1. Beautifully said and beautifully done, Carly.

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


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