Driving home in the afternoon light with the trees in full on autumn splendor I can’t help but dream of painting a changing leaf composition. That is one of the things I dread about painting, the set up. I noticed that I can spend so much time on the set up that I don’t have time/light left to paint!
I want to collect leaves, arrange them against or upon a vintage handkerchief , and start painting. I know that once I remove the dice and the silver cup from my painting area I will need to ‘abandon’ that painting.
“Art is never finished only abandoned,” attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. I am not satisfied with the reflection on the dice but sometimes you just need to set up another composition? The leaves are too spectacular not to? If I continue with this series of crimson paintings can I forgive myself for NOT including the crimson maple leaves? Dice are plastic. I should be able to recreate the composition, right?
Thanks for reading my musings.