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OOPS! I Loved it Then I Hated it. Now What?

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

I detested this canvas for a very long time. I just wasn’t feeling it. The more I looked at it the uglier it became in my head but that ugliness was a gift from my muse. How was ugly a gift? When it makes me cringe, I don’t care what happens to it. I was free to let loose and play.

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

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After a few layers, I feel in love with it but I knew it wasn’t finished. But I loved it just as it was but I wanted to add more to it. You can guess that this conversation in my head didn’t get me anywhere at all.

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

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This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

I was loving these little pockets of play so much that I wanted to cut up the canvas but I didn’t want to cut up the canvas. Another one of those conversations that didn’t go anywhere…until…

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

I decided to live on the edge and take a chance. I grabbed the black and started painting rectangles around my favorite parts. What I loved was lost forever. What have I done to this! Full drama queen happening in my head until I reminded myself it was just an O.O.P.S., an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

In for a penny, in for a pound. I drew those rectangles, so I decided to fill in the black paint around them. That didn’t help at all. Still didn’t love it.

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!

Adding some more here and there and still no love happening. But that’s okay. I know it is just an O.O.P.S. and the Opportunity will present itself to me when the time is right.

This was an ugly canvas and that was a gift from my muse because when I fell in love with one layer, that is when it go tough!
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  • AnnMaree October 23, 2017, 10:58 pm

    I love how it turned out in the end! Great idea to make rectangles and not make them quite so stark with the black and mute it with grey! An awesome abstract piece of art anyone would want to hang!

  • Dottie Lou Crisp October 24, 2017, 12:34 pm

    I love this! I totally like to work small, and I find the small squares excellent inspiration. The way you brought them out with the black, then the grey shading is super. Thanks!

  • Corrine October 25, 2017, 4:23 pm

    Moving through the ugly is alway hard, but when it talks to you it’s always a winner. xox

  • Louise October 28, 2017, 10:20 pm

    I really love this and your whole process.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

  • Annette October 29, 2017, 9:24 am

    Really love what you came up with, Carolyn!