Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Painting: Oh What A Pain.

Oh, there's a lot of pain here in Purgatory.
A particular pain that I think rightly deserve is painting.

I have long accepted the fact that I cannot paint but once in a while, this lack of skill sends me to the depths of hell. Well, maybe not but it sure brings me to a state of limbo.

Case in point are these two lovely heads I sculpted out of polymer clay. They look fine unfinished, but that's the thing, they're unfinished. I just cannot leave them like that. So I grabbed my paints, slap them on rather thickly and voila. I managed to turn a softly rendered head of the Virgin into a haughty, painted lady of the night.

And here in purgatory, that's a no no.