Autumn compositions

Driving home in the afternoon light with the trees in full on autumn splendor I can’t help but dream of painting a changing leaf composition.  That is one of the things I dread about painting, the set up.  I noticed that I can spend so much time on the set up that I don’t have time/light left to paint!

I  want to collect leaves, arrange them against or upon a vintage handkerchief , and start painting.  I know that once I remove the dice and the silver cup from my painting area I will need to ‘abandon’ that painting.

“Art is never finished only abandoned,”  attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.  I am not satisfied with the reflection on the dice but sometimes you just need to set up another composition?  The leaves are too spectacular not to?  If I continue with this series of crimson paintings can I forgive myself for NOT including the crimson maple leaves?  Dice are plastic.  I should be able to recreate the composition, right?

Thanks for reading my musings.

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy. I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.

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