Nadine’s Drawing Challenge: At sixes and sevens

February 7, 2016

I love that expression, at sixes and sevens, but like it a whole lot less when I’m there.
And I’ve been there loads of times.
In fact, judging by the collection of canvases in my “burn pile” and the plethora of half finished “thought-it-was-a-good-ideas” at the thrift store, loads of us have been there.

Look at these three little canvases I found recently. They cost a whopping $1.50 together and, although someone was at sixes and sevens when they gave up on them, there’s nothing wrong with them that a little sandpaper won’t fix.

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So armed with new bravery, and a full busy week, I resurrected one of my “disasters” of a painting, and decided to paint my way out of it.

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I know this sky was originally painted with oils, and it’s not like I’m starting with a fresh canvas, so I had to keep going with the oils.

This is one small problem in my world because there is no way, with the week I’ve had, that I could possibly finish this canvas, but, whatever! It’ll get finished eventually.

I decided that yellow magnolias would be lovely on this moody sky, so I opened the computer to a bunch of Google images of yellow magnolias…

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…and got to work.

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In about four hours over two days of painting, we have the beginnings of a resurrected canvas, AND, it’s even looking like it might be a nice painting!

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There it is drying in the living room. I think I’m going to like this one. 😀

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Overcome your art disasters with some help from our friends over at Nadine’s this week.
Thank you for hosting Woolfie girl. 😀

Family Day in the country
Our little girls are here!

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8 Comments

  • Reply tinyWOOLF February 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    supercalidocious and you brave woman that won’t give up. it is the zing of your life, innit? you are doing good with the flowers that remind me of forsythia, early announcements of spring to come. judging by the cats and dogs pouring down, they should not bloom too soon…
    yes! it is sitting nicely above your mantle. well done, v, and thanks for playing, despite the business of your week!! n?
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  • Reply mano February 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    yesterday i visited the botanical garden and I could see that the magnolias are in bud. and today I found your wonderful painting with these beautiful yellow magnolias. spring is coming!
    🙂 mano

  • Reply barbara bee February 8, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Dear Veronica, I really like how you describe your sixes and sevens and I guess we all can relate to it in one or the other (all?) way and your magnolia painting is such a wonderful treat against all the grey doll sky outside, very lovely
    barbara bee

  • Reply Lucia February 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    I am going to like your painting too.
    There is so much, which a little sandpaper won’t fix. Thank you for remind me to this.
    Lucia

  • Reply eric February 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Six or seven…, it’s a great result. Spring is in the air:). – eric
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  • Reply Tammie February 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    it looks fabulous above your fireplace.
    i would have never thought of flowers on the sky, dreamy wonderful.
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  • Reply annton February 11, 2016 at 3:26 am

    there couldn’t be a better symbol, than your beautiful new painting. magnolias with a special backbone. I love that and will immediately go through my old canvasses. maybe it is time, to give them some new life. xo a.

  • Reply Julie February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Oh I love it! You are so clever (I know u always say that) I haven’t seen you at Frog Pond in ages. Hugs

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