|"Fruition" 6x6" oil on canvas panel|
CLICK TO BUY
"We like things to manifest right away, and they may not. Many times, we're just planting a seed and we don't know exactly how it is going to come to fruition. It's hard for us to realize that what we see in front of us might not be the end of the story."
— Sharon Salzberg
I haven't painted a still life in a while and wanted to get some practice but struggled with this one for a week trying to get it to come together.
Ever wonder why artists choose to paint the subject matter they do when they do? It's interesting to me how sometimes after I've finished a painting only then do I recognize a subliminal connection to something manifesting in my personal life.
As an example, last Thursday was one of those days when I wished I had a clone; my plate was full. First my oldest daughter was in one hospital 40 minutes away having her gall bladder removed, while at the very same time one of my little plum-of-a-granddaughters was having her tonsils removed at another hospital. All the while my youngest daughter—now a nine month overripe peach—sat patiently waiting anticipating her first fruit to arrive. It's a good thing I'm strong like a tower of glass, all I could do was stand guard over my flock.
Is it just me, or do you also see the personification in this not-so-still life?
Thanks for paying a visit today.
To see more of my art or to contact me:
Online Gallery • E-mail • Graphic Design Studio