Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wipe Out!

Wipe Out!
8x10 oil on linen panel

The title of this one, "Wipe Out", doesn't refer to the surfing term, it refers to what I should have done to this one!  The surfer, who is actually my daughter, became way too large in the piece, and the pier became tiny.  My mind wasn't into the painting time, and it took all of about 10 minutes.  I wasn't into the painting time.  But the mere fact of showing up to paint, whether I was into it or not, became the journey.  So, I didn't wipe it out, even though that is really what I should have done.  On to the next one!


MariasWatercolor said...

Glad to see others have paintings that don't turn out exactly as planned, I have so many of those moments, thanks for sharing those you love as well as those you don't. Looking forward to the next one.

Elaine Hurst said...

There are certainly plenty of paintings that don't make the grade! Thanks for commenting.