Hydrangea

white hydrangea c

It’s a white thing in a white thing in front of a white thing!

I have been painting these single object, still life flowers in between other stuff for a wee while now. It’s a great way to explore and develop simple painting without my usual self imposed constraints of trying to second guess what the viewer might judge as a correct painting. It’s a false idea that plays tricks on the mind that states “Don’t make mistakes!”. But I am learning to override the instinct to be right and getting better at putting into practise what I know, and have always known, that sometimes you have to destroy rightness  and play a more carefree game with texture, edge and randomness. The whole benefits from the small chaotic parts.

I’m basically saying I enjoyed slapping the paint on this one and I am moving in the correct direction for me.