|Untitled, mixed media, 40" x 30"|
Several months ago my daughter asked me to paint an abstract for her dining room, which I agreed to do. She told me that she wanted landscape format and her preference for size, colours and even emailed me some images of paintings that she quite liked. Armed with this information it would surely be easy.
After a somewhat tentative start I was not very happy with it but I persevered, I made several ‘improvements’ and after each I was even less happy. There followed a long period of inactivity during which time I would look at it from time to time and plan the next development, all to no avail. Eventually I painted over the whole thing and came up with this, which is nothing like what she requested. I think there is a moral here.
I am quite happy with this and one or two other people have made approving noises but my daughter is yet to see it.
I wait with baited breath.