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.
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.
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…
…and got to work.
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!
There it is drying in the living room. I think I’m going to like this one. 😀
Overcome your art disasters with some help from our friends over at Nadine’s this week.
Thank you for hosting Woolfie girl. 😀