Monday, 28 November 2011

The Right Time

This started off as an old watercolour painting of mine that I'd given up on a while ago. For some reason I didn't want to throw it away. Today I added a few lines of dark sepia ink and gave it a new lease of life.

Don't you think some things just need to wait for the right time?


renilde said...

They certainly do Jessie.
There is a sadness in her eyes but her mouth is slightly smiling,do i recognize melancholia, x

Bee happy said...

Great job, I do find that sometimes walking away from something lets you think with a clearer head and usually you can improve :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

The Secret Hermit said...

Love her eyes!!
I have many paintings half done, waiting for 'something' to make them better :)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous work..and yes..when totally divine we are called back to a piece to create a new energy with it! I love the striations of her hair..they almost make me think of the bark of a tree..and how she is closely connected to nature or attuning to it's healing nature...she feels like she wants to be set free in some way!
Beautiful piece..stunning!

Monica said...

lovely. and yes, totally agree. everything has it's time. you're brilliant for allowing that to happen.

Bella said...

A recent comment on my site said we should keep all our old work as reference and you have shown it is good for returning to as well.

Purpletreebird said...

Thanks Renilde, you are right and very observant. :)

Thanks Bee, yes I agree, when you're in the middle of it all, it's difficult to see the woods for the tres!

Thanks Micki :)

Thanks Victoria, again you are very in tune with my painting!

Thanks Monica. :)

Thanks Bella, It's so difficult to keep things that you don't like though isn't it? Comparing them to the new work is a good boost though, that is, if the new work is better! ;o)

Poppy Cottage said...

What a wonderful blog. Just going to make a cuppa and look through it. Thank you for that lovely comment - tip on the face book thing, my sister has let me use her profile to have a look through Jasper's on the promise that I wont read of comment on anything on hers!!

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Oh yes and isn't she gorgeous! So pleased you saved her! :)

priti.lisa said...

She looks like she is dreaming of the days when life was easier...tell her not to worry...the pendulum always swings back :)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I like the other figure in the painting, she seems to be remembering.
Lorraine :-}

lynne h said...

lol, yes i DO!

waving and saying thank you for your words at my place... : )


Ginny said...

I definitely do think there is a right time for everything. The trick is knowing when it is.
I love your painting and all of its details. I found myself looking at all of them in wonder. Your work is beautiful.

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou Poppy Cottage :) I enjoyed yours too!

Thanks Julie :)
Thanks Priti, Yes it certainly does.
Thanks Lorraine, I was wondering if anyone would notice the girl in the background!

Hi Lynne, *waving back*! You're very welcome. :)
Thanks Ginny, you're so kind. I haven't mastered that trick yet! ;o)