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Monday, January 25, 2010
"Tranquility" Finished ... Phew!
After days of torture, I finally, finally finished "Tranquility" in time for today's submission deadline to a competition. I'm still relying on daylight to take my digital photos for submission ... and today ... again, the final day, we lost power in the am due to a wind & rain storm and had intermittent showers all day. A real nail-biter. I'd go out when it wasn't raining. Take photos. Edit them. Decide something was still amiss. Change something on the painting. Take photos again. Repeat. Repeat. So you know, I did the same thing yesterday. And the day before (instead of attending the open life session and open studio hours at the Atelier.) And, in the end, I know this version is not all that different than the version from three days ago. I'm happy with it in the end, but wouldn't you think there was a shorter route to getting there?
Creating art is a humbling experience. Sometimes, anyway.
Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.
"Tranquility", oil on linen, 30"h x 24"w, copyright Jill Banks 2010.