It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, June 16, 2017

The story our canvasses tell

I have been involved in yet another abstract class.
Abstract art is hard for me (unless it is geometric).
I come home from the classes exhausted, just from thinking.
Gerontologists will tell us that that is a GOOD thing.
Anyway early on, we were supposed to pick a word and then paint.
I picked "bloom" and set to work, as you saw a few weeks ago.

My first start (underneath) was just too undefined for me so when I got home
I covered it up and did this .
Well, it was too defined for my instructor so with her guidance
I reworked my canvas, yet again and this is the result.

She liked it but I am not sure I do.
It has more dimension than the floral
We never know what lies beneath the final layer.
At our art center there is a class in reworking old paintings.
They do some amazing things.
And it is the politically correct thing to do, recycle!
Wishing you a Happy PPF!

This cattleya orchid is blooming this week.


  1. Yes, recycling is sometimes a great idea. I recently chopped up a selection of stuff painted years back and am now using it as substrate for tags or parts of collage. L especially love your rose painting today. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Nice abstracts, I find them difficult as well. Your orchid is stunning!

  3. I love abstracts in any form. I really love yours. I too recycle all the time.

  4. Both are very pretty, Susan. I grew up in very lean times so recycling was common even if it didn't have that fancy name. It was not PC but necessary.

  5. Love what you did with the canvas when you got home! Really nice. The orchid is lovely.

  6. Wonderful abstracts...wonderful way to explore our creativity. Your orchid is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow, I think it looks great!!

  8. I like your abstracts Susan and also the idea of recycling is something I also do sometimes.
    Beautiful orchid!

  9. Recycling is fun . . the abstracts look like fun too, not really thinking I could do that. Blessings, Janet

  10. Gorgeous painting and orchid... them!! I too have been recycling old canvases..some are hard to paint over because I like the paintings...however I am not using of selling it's the best alternative!! I like my new ones better anyway!!

    Hugs Giggles


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