You win some, you lose some

June 17, 2015

Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself.

I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art.

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Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely.

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It put me in the mood to do some painting this afternoon, and so I grabbed a canvas and toned it with acrylics (left)…and hated it. So here’s where I should have stopped and sanded the whole thing off, but, deciding I could save it, I grabbed my oils and toned it again (right)…and still hated it, because now the acrylic tone was ghosting thru the wet oil. (sigh)

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Next mistake: I picked some bluebells to paint…

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…and then looked around and saw my roses.

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Bluebells…roses…bluebells…roses…ahhhh!

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Roses won for the time being, so I squished out some paint and picked up a few paintbrushes and painted in a couple roses…

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…and hated it!

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So I wiped all the paint of the canvas, put it aside and went to water the garden.

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Some days are like that. 🙁

Happiness is the Bakelite phone
Harvesting garlic and garden happiness

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11 Comments

  • Reply Carole June 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Some paintings are definite winners and others just need their faces washed. It all adds to the textural story.
    Have a great week, Veronica. xo

    • Reply Veronica June 18, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Love it! 😀 Made me laugh. Thank you so much Carole. xx

  • Reply jo headington June 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Yup. But that washed canvas is looking promising ????

    • Reply Veronica June 18, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Lol, much better! 😀 xx

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn June 18, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Thank you! Reassuring to hear I’m not the only one to have experiences like this 🙂 Xxx

    • Reply Veronica June 18, 2015 at 3:35 am

      Oh my gosh Catherine, I’m amazed at other people’s “burn” piles. I also always think I’m the only one. Nice to know I’m not. 😀 xx

  • Reply Marian June 18, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I know exactly what you mean, I think it’s the two very different sides of our brains in conflict!! Yes, you see I am having the same sort of day today!! 🙂 mx

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow June 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Aww, too bad. But I actually really liked the red flowers.

  • Reply Ida P. Krause June 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I hear you – I think we all have days like that. We can sometimes be our own worst critic though.

  • Reply daryledelstein June 19, 2015 at 4:50 am

    honestly, when i was painting i often would gesso the canvas and if inspiration didnt come calling i would schmush it up a bit and call it abstract … i sort of love your results tho i did think the roses were super … i am sure your muse was just napping ..

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm June 22, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Some days are just like that aren’t they! I still reckon your roses are lovely washed face or not 😀

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