There was something unsettling me about this “finished” painting. It wasn’t connecting and the nest wasn’t feeling embedded into the tree. I knew what I should try to resolve the problem, but there is an internal fight that happens- one is telling you play it safe, don’t risk it and the other is saying, try to make it a better painting, don’t leave the ‘what it could have been?’ question unanswered.
I have a card that my daughter gave me that I keep close to my painting desk. It says “Art is Not for the Faint Hearted”. I read it out loud a few times, then gave my brush a few swirls in my water, loaded some alizarin red onto the brush and then there was no turning back. I was committed and I think my bravery was rewarded. What do you think?
Now the painting is being flattened before I take it to the photographer to photograph for prints and frame.
I hope your day is going well.
Cheers from Patricia Hopwood-Wade
2 thoughts on “Painting Nests Red”
What a gorgeous painting 🤗🤩
Thank you so much! 🙂