Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wiper, Plus... A Studio Visitor

Can't say exactly what one thing led to this paintings demise... but when I finished it I said "Yuk", and grabbed a towel and wiped it off.  Seems to be contagious on the blogsphere lately, you hear everyone talking about wiping off their paintings.  At any rate, I'll try again.

While I was painting this a strange thing happened..  I saw movement out of the corner of my eye...
Can't see it?  Look closer...

Oh, oh!  Look what it's doing!
In. My. Studio.

I think the lamp must have heated up the soil too much!  Also, when I bought these flowers (check out Paco's blog for a photo) they were BLUE.  After sitting under the lamp they turned violet and pink - no lie.  
He was released, unharmed, to the grass outside the studio. *shiver*....
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15 comments:

  1. Not to worry. I consider every wiper a lesson. It happens. Makes you a better painter in the long run.

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  2. Yuck......
    I definitely think you could finish it spmetime. Then again most of my wipeouts have something else over them now.

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  3. Well the faces of the violets were lovely, too bad you wiped it.

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  4. I think your post should win "Most Exciting" for the day! That is so funny!

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  5. I thought the painting was pretty! And that's hysterical about your visitor.

    When I used to paint (before I started gluing) I was always amazed at the change in a vase of flowers over a period of a couple of hours. It was almost as bad as the changing sunlight and shadows while painting plein air.

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  6. OMG, Kelly.....I just popped on the computer for a few to catch up on blog posts and there yours was and when I got to the bottom and saw your earthworm I had to laugh. Not at what happened to you but at the fact I had just awakened from a dream in which my house had earthworms falling out of the ceiling and were everywhere. They must be a metaphor for something going to rain down on me because my dreams have an uncanny way of manifesting themselves in some way sometimes 10 yrs. later but none-the-less they come back to haunt me. This is strange seeing the earthworm in your blog.
    I think your flowers were great in this picture, were you too hasty in wiping the whole thing off. I have trouble getting the right background sometimes (most of the time, lets be real here). Maybe that was it. Hope you have a wonderful day. Watch out for those worms.

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  7. Wow! Kind of like a miniature "Alien" coming forth!

    I've been wiping and wiping lately - I think it is a growing phase and so is a good thing! :-)

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  8. Wow, a painting, Biology and Oligochaetology lesson all in one post! Love the way you can "paint" a story with your photos.

    Yes, add me to the wipe and do over club too.

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  9. GAG
    Looks like you smoked him out!
    It's not a bad painting.

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  10. Do it again today, Kelley....just go in there and be bold!
    And the worm...yikes, you are brave too!

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  11. Kelley, Ah! Nature! Challenges at every turn! Anyway, I think the painting is beautifully done! The flowers look lovely! I am sure that the next one will be even better!

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  12. What am I missing here...? I liked the painting.

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  13. Kelley!

    The painting was good....while it lasted!

    At least the worm was a slow mover and you could catch it in time. Imagine if a spider or roach popped out instead!

    -Dean

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  14. Eww creepy earthworm. I can't believe you wiped that!! It really just needed a bit of tweaking... You never fail to have something new and interesting posted on this blog, love it!!

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  15. :) Thanks everyone - and ... Dean... I hadn't given that a though.... now I could be freaked!

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