encaustic and paper on birch 9x12
An artist friend told me that she is often asked how long it takes her to paint a painting. She says "the process itself takes about an hour and half - but really this painting took me 30 years plus and hour and a half". I love that answer, because it is so true. Sometimes we just have to think about an idea and let it churn around, growing and taking shape into what it is meant to be. I'm not really sure that I have this idea of mine at a point at which I am happy. I love the process of making the leaves and I love them individually, but I 'm not sure yet. I feel they need a little more sophistication for what I am envisioning. This idea needs more time to grow and take shape. I'll send it back to ponder some more.
Its the final week over at Summer Of Color2. This is the last challenge - Watermelon Sherbet. Its been a wonderful event. Many thanks to Kristin over at Twinkle, Twinkle for hosting this fun summer challenge. Happy Paint Party Friday everyone!