No telling what I will end up with
when I start a paint.
The picture is of 5 of my children
In 1972 when I prepared to take them with oldest two on a bicycle trip through Europe
A different picture
Oops, I printed it upside down! My son's girl friend spotted it at the top of the picture and
informed him that I had bought it ready-made and faked it by putting my old signature seal on it.
But that was a long time ago. Last year when I turned 82, a neighbor gave me two blank (new) canvases, and somewhere, I had also acquired a third. I do not like unpainted canvases, so I decided I wanted to do another horse. A year or so earlier, I had painted a picture of two clay bowls, and I felt I might just succeed with a horse. I almost did it right but destroyed it by over-painting. Disgusted I let it sit for a few months. I tried again with the same canvas. No use wasting a decent sunset; but this time it turned out to be a hobby horse, straight off a carnival carousel.
Since the hobby horse was painted over again, I do not consider it more than a practice effort, so my third success is the one below. A bit different, but a horse.
|My Favorte 1961 Watercolor|
|In a Bamboo Grove|
|Portrait attempt. Not good enough yet.|
|Rose's without rain drops|
|A Seascape on Cardboard|
|A pleasant Accident|
July 22 Spaulding