Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dilemma: What to Paint

It is possible to have too many possible subjects for painting, I have discovered.  The most recent attempt has been shelved for a while as I was getting frustrated with my inability to put on paper what was in my head.  

Tuesday I did a drawing that was intended as a study for a painting.  It turned out all right.  If anything it turned out too well because I thought I'd "said" all I intended to "say" without painting the subject.  

However, there is a painting that has been lurking in the corners of my mind for some time now; it's another one from New Orleans.  That's a little surprising because I would have thought England would be clamoring for attention as a subject or seventeen due to our recent trip.  Writing this blog and posting photographs should have cemented it.

Such is not the case.  Flowers and pretty gardens aren't calling my name . . . yet, though I know they will.  I even have a folder of photos that I've labeled "Paint Worthy" - rather pretentious, but at least I can find the pictures when I'm ready.

I guess this entry has been an exploration of possibilities, and in its usual circuitous way, my brain has found its answer.  

New Orleans it will be.


  1. whatever you finally settle upon, I'm sure it will be glorious!

  2. I'm in the process of finishing my 3rd Gardens of England painting. There are a host of others I would like to do from the trip. D told me that as much as he liked the trip to England, New Orleans still topped it. The experience must have been very powerful for you to still be painting from your memories of that trip. I think traveling is wonderful when it fills you with inspiration. Here's to more traveling opportunities!