As an artist, I do a lot of paintings. Most I can let go of and sell. I am often asked how I bare to part with a piece of stained glass or a painting after so much love and work has gone into it. I tell my students that it is like a right of passage, as an artist. You get to the point where the joy of doing it outweighs the joy of the finished work. At that point, usually when your living room, garage and basement has been taken over with finished pieces, that you realize you are ready to share with the world.
It is like a right of passage, as an artist. You get to the point where the joy of doing it outweighs the joy of the finished work.Rose Jarecki, Owner/Artist, Gallery’s Choice
But this one was different.
Inspired by the acrylic painting class with one of my younger students who brought this subject to class for us to explore, this little sea turtle worked up so cute. As he sat on the easel, every time I passed him, I couldn’t help but look into the face of this creation – the angle of the head seeming to look up at me and ask, “Which way to the sea?” I almost found myself reaching for him, wanting to pick him up and put him into the water, where he could continue his journey.
So, this one I keep. I cannot bare to part with the cute expression of the face and the simple mood of this painting. I will name him “George” and proudly display him in my private collection.
But this said, I have a feeling this will not be the last of this inspired topic!