I worked for several hours on a tiny (3″x3″) river landscape painting, which I hated and hated more with every change, and I finally scrapped it. I have several pressed autumn leaves on my work table which have been waiting their turn – I chose one for solace. Instead of painting it, I made it the painting. It occurred to me that it represented the end of the fertile season, and yet the luscious copper and gold colors clearly speak of the renewal to come. I am enriched to have this reminder to view daily.
An Ending, A Beginning, 3″x3″, acrylic and collage on canvas