5/11/09

Cherry Bowl, 6x6


"Cherry Bowl" 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper Sold

Since I got that notice of acceptance into the Local 14 show, I've been focusing on getting a series of fruit still-life paintings done. I've painted this cute little one before and to be honest with you, I spent more time on it this second time around noticing things that previously went unnoticed. I think this comes with most anything in life. I just may have been more ready to take in more information this time around, or possibly wasn't willing to see it clearly last time. Have you ever listened to an inspirational tape and then listened to it a month later only to get something new from it? I was told that as we grow in maturity, or shall I say at different times in our lives, we are more receptive to certain ideas or concepts than at other times. Am I more willing to listen instead of just hear? Am I willing to see more than before? I guess and guess again.

3 comments:

David Patterson said...

Beautiful work Brenda!

Miki Willa said...

I totally agree with you. As I get older, I find that things I never noticed before jump out and grab me. My eyes seem to have matured, as well as my listening skills.
Your painting is luscious. The cherries look quite good enough to eat.

B Boylan said...

Hey David! Thanks for the kudos!
Miki, It's a receptive thing, I think. It may be that the mind is not ready to take in all the information the first time around, and then the next time it sees or hears something completely different! At least that's what I have noticed about my own perceptions.