Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Flying Girl Through the Vines, or Green and Gold

Flying Girl Through the Vines, or Green and Gold
09/100 in 100 challenge, 6/9/09
Golden Fluid Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper, 5x8"

I have no meaning for this one.

I had no ideas when I sat down, and then I thought, "why does it have to mean anything? why can't I just paint?"

So I did. And when what I was painting turned out ugly and blah, I painted it over with gold, because, heck, why not?

Why does everything have to be so significant, anyway? I have a tendency to be entirely to serious. I really liked yesterdays painting, but I had nothing for today, so I didn't force myself to stay in the vein of yesterdays.

Just paint.

I think I'd like to do more "just painting" without trying to be significant.

Just play?

Maybe tonight that will be my point. No stress. Just play.

Oh, and I'm being lazy today. S was on the computer all day taking care of some business, so I was relegated to the non internet world. I've been reading a book.

Reading a book! Not trying to get work done while the kids are pulling at me. Just reading. And nothing all that significant. Just a fun book that I've read before.

I feel so indulgent.


Arlene said...

Rowena - I actually really like this one. Love all the eyes on the branches! It's different and eye-catching, in my humble opinion. I agree - it doesn't all have to be meaningful and significant! Bravo.

Ashley Brooke said...

I have to tell you that I just love seeing your paintings every day. When I see in my Subscriber that you have a new post I am always excited to see your newest creation. Keep creating!

aquamaureen said...

I wonder, Rowena, if the truly significant stuff is whatever we just let be . . .in its own way, in its own time, without Trying So Hard.

Ludid said...

I come via Creative Thursday. I love the way you use the gold here in this painting. Sometimes when I paint just to paint, I love what turns out. I like your subject matter; it says to me.....freedom. Freedom to explore...to create.

Loni Edwards said...

Ooh I love this one! The colors are wonderful!

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