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Stuck on Potatoes

Potato - study 1

It seems like it has taken forever for me to finish this painting. Not that I’ve been working on it much – just looking, trying to decide what to do with it. I’m not quite happy with it, but I don’t know what to change. I’ve tried a few things and now I feel like it’s on the verge of being overworked. I think the best thing to do now is to move on to another painting.

I have a couple of ideas. We stopped at the farm the other day and got some colourful zucchinis and beautiful (and tasty) garlic that will definitely end up in a painting. Just look at it:

I would also like to do a little study of tiger lily leaves that I’ve been noticing around my neighbourhood. I like how some curve around perfectly and how others seem to reach the ground by bending at a series of angles – and the pattern of shadows they all make together. I am really drawn to the patterns of nature and how they can be random and organized at the same time. Time to go sketch out some ideas.

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  1. Norma Keown #

    Hey Maxine, I think your potatoes look just fine., don’t change a thing!!

    August 28, 2010
  2. Norma Keown #

    i also agree with your comments abut the garlic, isn’t it beautiful?

    August 28, 2010
  3. Thanks Norma! The garlic is so tasty, I think we will have to go back for more.

    August 29, 2010

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