Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tango Mood II - original oil figurative painting by Connie Chadwell

Today I spent working on a few tango paintings for blog and gallery, and in addition, a cowboy painting for an upcoming art club show. Two days ago, I did a western painting that I really liked but, foolish creature that I am, I put it on the floor, leaning against the door facing of the doorway from the studio out to the main room. That evening, as I was leaving the studio, I thought to myself 'no need to turn on the the light in the main room because hey - I certainly know the way out to the porch'. Hmmm, well, apparently I didn't, because I planted my foot right through the painting. Sigh. Nothing to do but paint another one and hope I like it as well as the first, but I don't think I will. There's just something spontaneous and free about the first one and this painting is kind of stiff. Probably I'm trying too hard. Oh well. Maybe now I'll keep my paintings off the floor - there are better places for them to dry!
Today's tango painting - tangos are always fun for me - is 7 x 5" on gessoed panel.Thanks for stopping by and listening to my tale of woe. Just kidding. But not about visiting Hackberry Street Studio - I'm really glad to see you here! (Now I've changed it again - an artist's work is never done.)


Dale Sherman Blodget said...

And a sad tale it was. How sad. Love the tango painting. That bit of green is perfect with the red. Vibrant.

Connie said...

Hi Dale - Thanks for your nice and consoling comment. It's always so nice to hear from you - thanks for stopping by!