"Apple Blossoms" 20 x 16 oil on linen
From back in spring, here is a still-life of apple blossoms from my garden. When I finished this piece, I thought that I had totally missed the subject. So, I turned it face in towards the wall, way in the studio corner, and just left it, actually forgetting all about it. After I recently found it again and took another look, maybe I didn't miss the subject by too far after all. Sometimes it's really hard to be objective about a painting, especially when you have just exited its "furnace of creation." On pieces that I feel unsure of, I've learned that letting them sit and percolate, out of sight, nearly always produces something when seen them again with a fresh eye. Moral of the story, "don't throw that painting out just yet!"