Friday, January 20, 2012

Painting #20 Waiting for the Tequila

The studio called me early this morning and I dutifully answered that call but somehow the day slipped away and I still had not started my painting! The mood eluded me to do a small painting. My creative left brain was craving to do a complicated large painting, please.

The urge passed, as I could hear Kristen in the background mulling over which painting she would take when I lost the challenge. I decided on a simple setup since time was short. Enough said? How long does it take to come up with a "simple" composition?  Hours...Yes, I like that object, no, not on that background........raise the angle...........adjust the light, now I don't like it at all. And so it goes...........

Finally, I added an item and it all came together for "Waiting for the Tequila"... (those who know me remember that my favorite drink is a margarita on the rocks with salt!

Instead, I am celebrating with a fine red wine, watching the snowflakes float through the glow of the streetlamps across the way. Good night!

"Waiting for the Tequila"        6 x6" oil on wood          


A Time For Art~Daily Paintings by Kristen Dukat said...

lol, and here I thought about skipping too! But envision you rubbing your hands together in glee and selecting one of my paintings got me past the urge in a hurry ;) I love this one, great job on both the lime and the salt shaker, that is tough one! I would have picked something like an apple or something! But I'm with you on choosing the composition...I keep hearing Carol's voice in the back of my head "it could take HOURS to come up with the right composition...and it should be something your'e excited about...Are you excited about it? umm, well no,not really, but it's easy

Anonymous said...

I believe that this is my favorite painting so far. I love the idea of a painting telling a story. Great execution of the elements.