Monday, September 28, 2009


Based on what I have posted lately, you must thing that I am making amazing progress as an artist.

Not true.

This piece started off very lovely.


And then aliens invaded my body. Or... I went crazy.

Pardon my french but WTF?

I made a few mistakes and tried to correct them. And I made mistake after mistake.

All I wanted to do was draw a cool looking eye in the center. Or something. And what the heck did I do?

Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!

This painting looks like a fish is going to an ER and threw up on the way.

Ugh times million.


I think I'll start over on this one. I have no choice.

And I'll keep you posted.


mythopolis said...

I actually like it. I think it has a lot of energy.

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) said...

part of art is letting go to see where it will take you. another part of art is knowing when to stop. I usually figure out that second part too late.

Midwest Mommy said...

It's still art and makes people think!

Scriber's Web said...

Mythos: You lie through your teeth. It is so yucky. I've painted over it or I would have sent it to you:)

Judy: Thanks for visiting and commenting! Obviously I did not know when to stop. It is so ugly! Sigh.

MM: Ha ha. It makes people think.."who the heck gave paint and canvas to this inept person?" LOL.

BLOGitse said...

it's abstract - doesn't have to look or remind nothing!

It's good let it go and enjoy!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Don't worry about the aliens taking over your body. Some good may yet come of it. At least that's what happened when we were in Greece, and Martians invaded the body of my youngest son. Sometimes I wish those Martians would come back. I suspect, though, that you were invaded by Venutians. Being from much closer to the sun, they were identifying with the part of you that has been frazzled for the last months in the hot Texan sun. If you relax and let them in they will guide you towards making really hot art.

mythopolis said...

Well, I have painted over and destroyed a few things I have made too. It's like a relationship that went the wrong way. So, it's a personal thing. Nevertheless, I was not being dishonest. You showed two photos. The first one you considered the messed up place you took a painting to. And the second one being an earlier point in the process. Am I understanding you right? Here is my take: In the second photo the painting is static and goes nowhere. Adding an eye would likely not have helped. In the first photo, the paint is active and dynamic, and was a move in the right direction. This is my humble opinion, of course.

Mary Gatling said...

I actually like it! But.....being an artist myself and having had many of these experiences....I would say, put it away for at least one week and move on to something else. Give it time to breathe and give yourself a break from that one.

Mrsupole said...

I too actually liked it and now I am almost afraid to tell you that. And painting an eye on the first part of the painting may or may not have looked good, but I just somehow like the finished product and I am sorry you painted over it.

And I agree it just seemed to have an energy, it somehow reminded me of a storm. And that is my opinion. It was a frantic storm and I liked it, that is all I am saying.

God bless.

Scriber's Web said...

Blogitse: Don't encourage me to let it go! I go crazy!!! LOL.

Janice: Finally! Something good will come out of all those aliens influencing me!

Mythos: Of course I know you are being honest with me. I think I focused too much on the color and never really thought about the direction. I got a couple of emails from artists who said the same thing. I just need to develop my eye a little:) Thanks for always inspiring me!

Mary: Thanks for visiting and commenting! You are my role model! I painted over it. Let's see what I end up with:)

Mrsupole: You can always tell me anything! Please don't be reluctant to tell me your thoughts! I am super surprised that some people actually liked it. I thought it was yucky! Always great to hear from you!

Nicole said...

This is Nicole from the 12x12. I love the blue (1st picture)! I paint over stuff ALL the time. It's because I think about it way too much and over analyze what I paint. But then you just keep learning and experimenting! When you feel at peace with the paint on your canvas, that is when I know to stop and take a break before I add anything. Or as my mom says, "Step away and look at it from far away."

NicoleB said...

Snicker...sorry.... :)
I like the aliens part :D

And hey, not every picture one of us takes is an Ansel Adams, no?

So, no worries here.

I do admit that I DID like the first version of your painting (the one before the aliens took over) :)

Nan Patience said...

I think those are neat.