Now, after almost three years of painting I’ve got my first ‘KA-POW!’ How do I try to describe it? Well, the feeling is mainly excitement with a dash of absolute fear attached to it and seriously, I’ve not felt anything like this before.
For months now I’ve been working on a piece on a mother and baby Wallaroo, which I will be calling ‘Jewels of Rubyvale’ For weeks I’d been messing around with the background, then I decided I didn’t like the fact the mother was cut off and then the shadows weren’t right, this and that didn’t go together, blah..blah…. In the end I worried the thing to death and finally tried bringing Mum into the center of the piece, with baby in front of her body. I then started to get the ‘zing’ and thought Eureka! A week later though, I wasn’t happy with ‘this’ and ‘that’ was niggling me and so I decided to let my thoughts go away from it and relax.
My KA-POW! moment, this is so right it makes my heart hurt. This painting has got to be the best painting I’ve ever done, EVER! Well, so far anyway. It isn’t finished yet, but Oh my…………. It makes my heart sing, it makes me more excited and filled with life and passion than I’ve felt for a long time…………….