Monday, July 27, 2009

Too many pots on the stove?

I'm sure most of you are not like me when it comes to projects. Maybe because it's still all so new, I want to experiment or paint at the slightest bit of inspiration.

Unfortunately, when I do, I have projects that are 3/4 finished hanging around for weeks and sometimes months until inspiration hits me again.

I've been not able to tackle any of these the last couple of days. I either need more inspiration or a bolt of lightening. *sigh*



That little sign hanging on my closet door handle? It used to hang in my office when I was working Internal Affairs. It reads: "Thou shall not whine."

24 comments:

Dewberry Fine Art said...

The inspiration will come and when it does I want to see. These are all really cool.

Quwwa said...

Hi Sheila, I just loooove that window scene. Reminds me of some down home thoughts with my grandmothers. Love those window air conditioners.

dominique eichi said...

they look great !
I think that lamb looks finished
what is your process with the taped piece ? is it on paper.....

David Larson Evans said...

Mine are never finished until they are out the door and even then they are not completely safe.Lightning hits all the time just be ready.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I would agree with David, that a painting may never be finished even if it is out the door...nature of the beast...an artist that is.

Hellenne Vermillion said...

You wanna see pictures of MY stack of unfinished paintings and other stuff, also known as UFO's.
I like the last painting, the one taped to the wall. Love it.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I know the routine, I have a nasty habit of painting over previously unfinished pieces rather then ever finishing them. The highway painting and the abstract piece on the wall are very interesting looking paintings. I hope they become finished.

Lauren Maurer said...

Wow... these could be done! I love them all! Especially the road and the window one!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Sheila,
You must tell us little about each of your paintings.
The lamb is beautiful.MEEEEE!
The one taped to the wall looks like a glass.

Manon Doyle said...

Ah.... Sheila.... we all go through this. Go with the flow girlfriend. You'll know when it's time to finish them!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

You are not alone Sheila, I have several paintings that are unfinished right now. I agree, there are so many things to paint and so many mediums to try and with a family it's easy to get side-tracked.

Thanks for always stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, it brightenes my day! And to answer your question, I feel fat, hot and tired but otherwise good. :)

Kate said...

I can relate! I really dig the freeways painting - great composition and colors.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, I love the roadway. Very very cool. Put a car on it! Or a hitchhiker! Did you ever read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? There is an amazing scene in it where Hunter Thompson and his gigantic Samoan outrun a police officer who's trying to stop them for speeding - they end up speeding wildly on a cloverleaf ramp, managing to stay on the road, and stopping at the very top of the uppermost curve and asking the officer what the problem is (I think that's the denoument).

At any rate, I've kept unfinished paintings around for ages, until the idea for finishing them appears - or until I realize that they are finished.

Patience, grasshopper.

Edward Burton said...

Looks like you have some pretty nice paintings already. But I agree with David and Dana - that a painting may never be finished even when it's out the door. Edgar Degas was notorious for trying to get back paintings he had already sold to work on them some more.

Dean Grey said...

This is all part of being an artist, Sheila!

We tend to want to express ourselves all the time that we start new projects before old ones are completed.

You're just following your gut to create at that particular moment.

Don't ever apologize or feel bad about that.

Love the lamb/sheep painting too!

-Dean

Gary Heller said...

Oh, C'mon now sheila! That Window is lookin fantastic!! Looks done to me, I love it!
I am the same way though. As a matter of fact I'm really bad when it comes to finishing some things as I get side tracked and lost in other stuff. Not so much though when it comes to my photography work, but general things around the house. I could be working on something and then have to go fetch another tool and then become invloved in another little task along the way and never make it back with the needed tool. . .:)

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh, this is So my life...

sonja moser said...

dear Sheila, thank you for your kind comments :-)
i love the lamb!

Color Splashes said...

The important thing is to continue to paint. They will all get done in time. I love, love that one taped to the wall! and the window scene!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

As a full-stove cooker myself I really understand your attraction to different projects! Just go with it! You are very talented, and you have a lot to express!

Gary Keimig said...

Most of these look pretty well finished or well on their way. Maybe with all these comments that will be your bolt of lightning you are looking for Sheila.
We are all guilty of doing this. I earlier had posted the Great Horned Owl of over a month[OK Maybe 2 or 3]ago and I was looking at it yesterday. I've got to get it done. Maybe the lightning will strike for me after reading your blog.
So lets go get 'em.

Jala Pfaff said...

That painting that looks like it's taped off on the sides looks extremely cool!

You're part of the club when it comes to unfinished work.

Chuck Dilmore said...

Sheila!

i love the piece
that looks a little like
a green tornado...

it just looks so calm, calming.
love it!

peace~ Chuck

Jill said...

love love LOVE the highway: right up my contemporary minimalist alley. i think you're done -- at least with that one. don't change a thing!