Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fun With Colors

When I have been away from painting for a few days, I usually pull out a 'failed' painting and mess with it before I feel confident again to plunge into new work. The still life with the potted plant and a stuffed toy cat is one of those. It started out as a watercolor and and got reworked with color pencils. The painting had been out of sight for many years and since I couldn't remember much of the set up, decided to just play with colors. I see a lot of problems with piece but had fun anyway as I experimented. And I don't know why the background photographed as shades of blue and orange!

Here is a part of a poem by Antonio Machado that seems to fit my aspirations.

Last night as I was sleeping
I dreamt - marvelous error! -
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Still Life watercolor with color pencils 12x9"

10 comments:

thiliMy said...

what a beautiful poem! so moving :)

meera said...

Thili, Glad you like it -- click on the link and you can read the full poem -- I just discovered his poems.

好苦 said...

Great minds think alike. ....................................................

meera said...

Thank you :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Beautiful colors.

meera said...

thanks Kathy!

soraya nulliah said...

Hi Meera-I came upon your blog and ...love your work! hope you can stop by my blog-I, too, am of Indian origin (by way of South Africa/Canada!!)...Thanks for sharing-Soraya

Sheela said...

Thanks for stopping by, Meera - your art is simply superb - love it!

meera said...

Thank you Soraya! I have really enjoyed sharing my art and all the encouragement I receive keeps me going!!

meera said...

Sheela, thank you and you made my day :)

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