Thursday, November 11, 2010

Silas

Oil on TWICE previously painted panel. I can not say enough about the immense joy I am finding in painting over old work. I have often felt bad about all the unresolved paintings I've done, they lay around forever as waste, I know a certain amount is necessary but I am tired of seeing so much waste in my life and in the world. Now I have improved my life in this way.

8 comments:

"Fer" said...

Glad to hear that this way of seeing things, you know that nothing is lost, everything changes.
In our life, there are moments that are half, no regret, just live. Besos

Rachel K Schlueter said...

wow, es cierto, muchas gracias, Fer

Aline said...

These cats are so alive -- I love Silas. The concept of painting over reminds me of unraveling a knitted piece that just didn't work, and then knitting something completely new out of the yarn, giving it a new life. "NEW LAMPS FOR OLD!"

Rachel K Schlueter said...

Thanks Aline! yes, "New Lamps for Old" that's peerfect.

Chartan said...

I, too, am "buried" under unfinished paintings. I suffer from the fear of overworking them in order to finish them so I leave them as is... arrgh. What gave you the courage to pick back up?

r garriott said...

You have such an understanding of 'catness'. Just wonderful.

Rachel K Schlueter said...

Thank you very much.Love your work! Also like the quote at the top of your blog page.

Murilo S Romeiro said...

Silas?!
That's "our" Alfredo too!!
:-)