Saturday, April 19, 2008


12 x 12 canvas, Golden Fluid acrylics

I had painted this canvas once before and it was awful. Awful canvases don't get thrown away, they get revived, resuscitated, a new life gets bestowed upon them.

I am now actually very pleased with the outcome. My initial intent was to use this canvas, as a collage, mixed media background. I struggled with attacking the surface with yet another medium. I couldn't find an opening, I waited patiently for an in, and then it dawned on me this painting was complete, as is. I have since become enamored with the color and randomness of it all.

the struggle
the patience
the willingness to let go

Thought I'd revive some 'old blue eyes' for your listening pleasure.

and I leave you with this final thought:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy."

Have a wonderful week! My best to all of you.

My other blogspot: "The Way I See It"


K Hutchinson said...

This canvas is gorgeous! I love it! What a piece of amazing art! I would never never paint anything that big!

Anonymous said...

Sigh..I am not sure I like the color.

Just kidding! :) Love it, of course.

John M. Mora said...

Circles in a square - the earth, the sky, fertile dreams.
I like your quote much and it brightened my day - yes, remain calm with little awful constant struggles.

This Sinatra tune is genius - just the right mix of melancholy and lust. Phrasing.

Tami Bayer said...

Such a beautiful piece of artwork. It's absolutely perfect. Something about the circle captures me. Fantastic quote.

Artists With Artitude said...

Sometimes, the best work s the one that just refuses to bend to our will. Restful. Peace. Harmony. It's all there...and so glad you did not miss that!

Mauricio said...


El cuadro está divino.


Heidi said...

I am always inspired by you - look at that gorgeous painting !!
A peaceful and tranquil place to rest my eyes :)

Irene said...

I don't know about the blue canvas, rather circular and empty and it makes me want to wipe over it with something else not circular.

I do love the quote and I find myself in challenge and controversy regularly, so what is my ultimate measure? I fall down and get up again? I get the shit knocked out of me on a regular basis and I suppose that makes me tough. Life's lessons.

You have a wonderful weekend, be brave , be good, be creative! The road less taken and all that.

Love and hugs,

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