How a simple picture morphed into something else

Do other artists finish a painting and then start all over again? I had one of those moments after I’d finished

“Gathering Lavender”.

I walked around it, turned it upside down and generally lived with it for a week. But somehow I just wasn’t happy with it. Throwing caution to the wind I painted over it and started again.

The resulting painting is called “A word in your ear..” and although I’m not sure it fits with this years’ desire to paint in a simpler style, I’m happy with it. Why do robins come so close and watch when we are doing something outside. Is it just for the chance of a tasty worm or is there a greater need to communicate? I’m ready to believe the latter but perhaps I’m a romantic!

About angela brittain

Each work I create has a search for “rightness” – an attempt to solve complex and often self-imposed compositional problems. They often have a tension below the surface. I work mainly in oil or acrylics on board. People fascinate me but I’m not sure that I made a conscious decision to make people central to my work or if this subject chose me. I have a Diploma in Art and Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator before finally returning to my first love of drawing & painting in 2008. I have taught art to children and adults and currently offer one-to-one workshops from my home studio in West Sussex. I am a Member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and exhibit in London and the South.

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