12" x 16"
Acrylic on canvas
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How tempting they were to paint, so I did. At midnight. With no planning. The result was a stiff composition, totally uninspiring.
I left the painting alone for a while, with the intention one day to paint over it, but right as I was going to erase it and paint over, I did an experiment.
I got some of my favorite colors out, including my beloved bright blue, big brushes, and I pumped up the music and started swishing my brush around with joy.
Since I meant to erase the painting, I was not afraid to ruin it, no pressure. I could go wild and make anything I wanted.
Then I realized that what was a very stiff composition became more fluid, the flowers became abstract and unrecognizable - they were all astroemerias, and some became roses - but I liked it much better, so I decided to save it and keep working on it.
I don't know if it's a good painting or not, but I love that I followed my instinct, I let the music and the good humor guide me. I look at those blue brushstrokes and they make me smile.
I finished it up with some splattered paint drops, even more fun. :)
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing
does the painter do good things.