All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography (Federico Fellini). Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.(Buddha) You are what you settle for. You are ONLY as much as you settle for.(Janis Joplin 1943-1970) Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.(Henry van Dyke, poet 1852-1933) "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." (Albert Einstein)
Sunday, 14 July 2013
My daughter asked me to colour a sketch that she had made on canvas years ago. She said she was tired of looking at it and could I do something about it? I tried. The first sky was too scary, she said, so the final version is a bit less dramatic than I would have liked! It was fun to do, but developing a painting out of the sketch took a while!
version with creepy orange sky
original sketch 70x110cm (28x44in)
And yes, artistic licence allowed me to plant another tree!