Sunday, October 5, 2008

Large Pot of Yellow Chrysanthemums

oil on masonite

Yesterday morning I went out to buy some gourds and some Chrysanthemum plants for the front porch. My intention was to paint the gourds, and so I spent three hours trying to put together a good composition of the absurdly shaped and grotesquely warted things. I finally gave up, since I felt totally uninspired. If I'm uninspired, I just can't make my brush move.
Then last night in bed I realized that the generous pot of yellow mums are what I really wanted to paint. So here they are.