Every so often, I do something that, to me, is unacceptable. In other words I….fail. Usually I don’t redo the ones that miss the mark, but this time I will.
The featured picture is probably the best of the tries I made of this idea. I did it when I was painting with acrylic, rhinestones and glitter. I kind of miss doing that! I’m thinking of doing some more small ones, as a sideline.
Here’s another example.
However, it didn’t quite do it.
Here’s another example:
Yet another good drawing, but damned failure at what I was attempting to do.
So, there I go again. Making the best of my failures (in my regular life, too.) Maybe this time I will finally, finally get it! Or maybe not.
I did that cheerful early spring drawing, and now….IRL, we’re back to grey, dull, cloudy days. Anything spring-like I’d have to fake, and that never turns out well. So, I wonder, can I portray beauty in the dismal days?
I once tried doing a painting of Park Avenue in New York City on a cloudy day. I thought I’d make it look dramatic and moody. Instead, it turned out pretty depressing, just as it looked the day I took the photo.
So, I’m going back over my work to see…what have I done on cloudy and/or rainy days?
While I still lived in NYC, I did a drawing from a photo I took with a flip-phone. This is it, clouds in the late afternoon. The sky is clearing after a rainstorm.
Then much later, just as I was moving to Connecticut, I saw this view of clouds surrounding a double rainbow.
So, now I’m wondering…can I go back and do a drawing of a cloudy day, making it look moody and not depressing? We shall see……