Friday, January 23, 2009

Leftover rooibos



I'm convinced that there is a special section in hell for [fill in whomever you want here] where they're forced to do knife-paintings all day for the rest of eternity. Aaaaaggghhhh! I think I won't do any more knife paintings...at least not 'till I recover some of my sanity, and all my torn-out hair grows back (kidding on that last part, fortunately).

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13 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Oh my gosh.... If this is your version of hell.... you've got to be kidding.... This painting is heavenly!!!! WOW!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you so much, Marian! I guess what I mean is, I also find the results of knife-only painting really interesting. But the PROCESS of it, the few hours I'm actually doing it, feel like undergoing some kind of torture. It drives me insane.

Loriann Signori said...

The best one so far...it must be hot in there...enjoy it......cuz they're worth the struggle.

Ann McMillan said...

I think you should persist, this is a vivid and sensitive painting!
Ann

Jala Pfaff said...

Loriann and Ann, thank you so much. Okay (sigh), I promise I'll "face the knife" again in the near future...oy vey. :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I completely agree about knife paintings, Jala! This does have a lot of energy, though! I think my knife paintings come out 'angry' looking, because I get angry while I'm trying to paint them!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Kelley! Yeah, I agree, there's something interesting about knife paintings in that I think they always have more energy, somehow, are livelier. I like this idea--that they look that way because we're getting madder and madder (or at least I do!). :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Well worth the aggrevation, considering the outcome.
For me, there's a place in each painting where it goes from struggle to, "oh yeah, this is actually going to happen." :D
I love it when that happens.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you, Mary. I also LOVE that moment of "hey, you know what, by god this thing is actually probably going to WORK!" It is another of the magical moments for me during a given painting. The other one is when it suddenly looks 3-D. That gives me no end of thrill, seriously.

Diane said...

great painting...

Jala Pfaff said...

Diane, thank you!

Jala Pfaff said...

Diane, thank you!

haikuexpeditions said...

donno what you are talking about...hell and such. excellent profile of the leftover rooibos.