I have been mesmerized by the grape-like thingy. I’ve been working on the grape-like thingy.
Well, you never know what part of the picture is going to arrest your attention, such as a grape-like thingy on a field of grass green.
Rearranged the cloth, to look for more thingies that grab my attention. Really lovin’ this green cloth.
I can’t help it. I’m just so excited about Instagram! Thank you to people who have found me! (My precious little group!) Now, for the rest of you out there in the wide world ….!!
Meanwhile, I’d probably garner more attention if I didn’t fool around with the tags — but I can’t help myself (that’s your cue to look at the tags).
Just trying to be clever.
I am approaching the current still life in a much less literal way and find myself loving this approach. Formerly I would have sought more fastidiously (not always more successfully) to duplicate the patterns as I see them in the actual still life. But with the green cloth in this painting, I’ve decide to shift the pattern elements according to my intuition. So the still life in front of me is a guide not a rule. And I can change the cloth around later on, if desirable, to get some other views.
Thus I’m very aware of myself interpreting the imagery. Now one might wonder how that affects the composition as a whole, and I’m being very subliminal about that as well. I stand back from the painting from time to time to see how it all looks. But as I am painting, I know that my brain sees a wider view than the thing I’m currently focused on painting. And I’ve decided to just trust my brain to arrange things in a holistic manner while my attention fastens onto this or that particular. Sometimes things will link up from top to bottom in ways you are not aware of having designed. You stand back, scratch the head, and ask “how’d all that get there?”
As long as the painting looks good all this is good too. Do not pry too inquisitively into the workings of the subconscious brain. When it goes well, a simple “thank you” to your right brain for its good functioning will suffice.
You’ve gotta trust your brain.