Simple Pleasures 6 x 6" oil
With this painting, I focused on creating a very simplified interpretation of the vase and flowers. When I painted it about one year ago, it didn't turn out at all like I had wanted and I tossed it into my "reject pile." Last week, I was cleaning up in my studio and ran across it. My first reaction was "Where did I get this great painting?" It wasn't until I looked at the signature that I remembered painting it. When I judged the work on its own merit, versus what I had wanted it to look like, I realized that it worked very well. Lesson learned: don't scrape off every painting that doesn't please me. I need to put it in my reject pile and look at it again down the road.