For many years I have had these two pastel paintings hanging on my studio wall, (along with numerous others) close to being finished, but needing just a little something to bring them to completion. They’re painted on sanded paper, and after I experimented and learned how to paint with pastels on gallery wrapped canvas, I decided I didn’t want to fuss with framing, so these painted-on-paper, almost finished paintings have hung dormant, awaiting their fates. I’ve enjoyed having them decorate my studio, and have actually sold a few right off the wall, yet they’re a constant reminder of unfinished work, waiting for that little something, something, that will release them out into the world.
I would much rather find a new subject and start a new painting than return to a piece that’s not quite finished. That initial spark that made me want to paint has fizzled, and it’s hard to find the fiery flame again. Fortunately, these two pear paintings have always been favorites, and that might be partially why they’ve adorned my walls for so many years! I’ve decided to take on the challenge to rekindle some enthusiasm and see what I can do to bring these paintings to fruition.
Stay tuned for more “off the wall” finished paintings!