Several Chances

In my family the "do over" was accepted and encouraged. We always had several chances to get the golf ball in the hole at miniature golf and my mother actually taped off all the CHUTES in "Chutes and Ladders" .  It was  completely logical to her that a game should be FUN . I agree.

                                                               Several Chances
                                                               acrylic on canvas

In keeping with the "do over" and the "try it as many times as you like",
I have adapted a new way to paint figures that I love. It truly embraces the "do over" and over and over and over. I love the flow of a "do over" because it is not about doing it wrong once but instead about
doing it unto prefection. If they stop ya at one time you never get there. So raise a glass to the "do over".

In this painting some of the figures are more finished than others, they flow into each other without reason. They are a composition born of attempts with no break in the energy. It is my goal that in seeing one you flow to the next and are surprised to see, yet, another. Your surprise is that you are looking at the stacatto strokes in one girl and before you can rest your eyes there is another.

In life, please feel free to screw up and leave it alone, then screw up again and don't dwell on it...then
screw up again. You can have several tries but I think 7 is about right. Eight seems a little over the top.

just joking , but once is never enough.


1 comment:

  1. I love the movement you've captured along with the inspirational reasons for your subject. Excellent work!


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