Over and over again
A thousand kisses
The flying hearts are encroaching on the guitars. And who's to say that is actually a guitar. Not me.
I do find that when I'm sitting outside, listening to music, and painting I do have a sense of peace about me. I'm with the music. I'm with my thoughts. The boys are running around. It's a nice day when it occurs.
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Above are four paintings I've been working on. They all look pretty much the image above except the lower right one. You wouldn't recognize it because on Saturday after I painted with the boys I changed it almost completely. And, I can't wait for you to see it. It's my favorite.
I was working on 4 pieces at the same time on that Sunday.
You can't tell that those bottem blues changed over and over in the next few hours. I guess I was so involved I didn't stop to photograph the changes.
At 1:08 pm, this is where the painting was at.
And where it's still at. I may add a few touches but for the most part, it's done.
Every September after I go to curriculum nights I feel an overwhelming amount of guilt that I wasn't able to hold my family together. I feel bad for my boys that they are shuffled between two households and they don't have the stability that kids with still-married parents.
But, then I take a deep breath and know that I did the right thing for me which means I did the best I could for them. They are loved. Andy loves them. I love them. And we do the best we can with the situation at hand.
The On the Fence series to me are little words of encouragement and advice. The words may be small and hidden in the painting where you have to be close to see it but once you see it you know it's there and that's what you tell yourself when you see the painting.
Stop blaming yourself. Forgive yourself.
It's good advice.
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Aw, shoot. I didn't take a finishing photo.
Sometime around 4ish.
Where we are now. That's a piece of cardboard cut out to protect part of the painting from the next step.