Accidental Beauty — Oil Painting continued

Last week, I started and sort of finished an oil painting in two hours.  I did not have good control over my materials — too much turpentine in my oil paints meant that everything kept running.  Colors got blurred and I worked frantically to restore the painting.  But even in what seems disaster, great beauty can arise.  My teacher and classmates said “Stop.  It’s beautiful right now”.  And they were right.  I have a beautiful impressionistic nature scene in which everyone seems to see a different landscape.  All it needs to be complete is a nice wooden frame that Bob says he will help me make.



Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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