I have been to Joburg - again! This time it was for a wedding - my favourite outing ever! So full of love, happiness, family and friends - and DANCING!! Couldn't wish to spend my time in any other way - and this wedding was beeooutiful - the venue, food, peoples, DJ and the bride - all stunning (the Groom was ok too).... Anyway now I am home again and my lounge is a familiar site - twins and girlfriends sprawled on the couches - cooking channel on tv (they have been watching for months - haven't seen them in the kitchen yet)... It used to be easier for my dad a year ago as the twins are identical so my dad used to look for Kyla (long dark hair) and whomever she was entwined with was Campbell. Now Nick has had a girlfriend for over a year (and then some) and his girlfriend also has long, darkish hair. My dad now has a problem identifying the boys... I try keep the girlfriends on their toes at home and stick up for my boys (every time) and I don't tell them but I think the girlfriends are great - well worthy of my baby boys... Alex isn't on the couch cos she is the busiest bee in the world - if she is not working, outing or whatever'ing, she is sleeping - she is not the most plutzy person ever...
Just goes to show - you can paint for ever, think you know what you are doing, but you don't. In the past week or so I have had to completely obliterate two paintings I had started. You would think I would know what I was doing after all these years... But do we ever? And do we even want to? Life is about trial and error. About growing and learning... The thing is to own up and move on... And we as artists tend to get "precious" about what we have put on canvas and don't like to "clear the slate" and start again. But not only is it essential, it is completely refreshing. Unfortunately it doesn't work as well in other spheres of one's life :)
I am attaching the two "stuff up" paintings which are now HISTORY....
Bibs, bobs and boring bits....