Thursday, June 05, 2008

Moment's of Genius...but only moments

So I was working on this painting and thought I was nearing the finish line when I took a very good look at it.
Nope! No cigar!
I love the church. It was my moment of genius. My strong artistic moment. I also like the Poplar Trees. But that's it. So it will be back to the easel tomorrow to paint over the foreground. It's just wrong - not speaking the same language as the rest of the painting.
How does this happen to me? Do I get tired, too hot, hungry? Why do I have moments where it's all clicking and then it's like I just go brain dead -


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Cara, it's miles of canvas (don't know who said that, maybe Hawthorne)
that get you there. Just keep going. I don't think the foreground is that bad really.

Anonymous said...

I thought the detail was a finished painting! It has atmosphere and clarity, feels right. On the actual whole painting, my 2 cents would be: maybe just a little more detail. So the background continues to stay back there, lookin' atmospheric. The building is there, just some detail in the forground and I think you'll have it.

Like I said, my 2 cents.
Oh, btw, I found you through Mary's Just Painting.
Good luck! You'll post the results, right?

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Dear Mr. Decker,
Thanks for visiting. I agree with yo 100%. I ran out of steam and got lazy - it showed. SINCE WE AGREE THAT MAKES YOUR 2 CENTS WORTH A MILLION. Ha ha! But you (we) are right, I plan on fixing this today so stay tuned for the results.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Mary - "Miles of Canvas" - you are so right. With each painting I learn to do something a little better.

Anonymous said...

It is great to be in that creative zone isn't it? The church is lovely, love the soft colors and mood they create:)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Lilli -

Sandy said...

Well since I'm not really a painter, I don't see what's wrong with it. Looks great to me.


Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy -