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16/08/2010 by Sarah Ritchie

I have to admit that I am struggling with my latest painting. I had the image in my mind of what I was going to paint…bought the canvas…but what has transpired (thus far) is nothing like what I had envisaged and what I would term a “failure”.

That leaves me with a bit of a dilemma. Ordinarily I would not show anyone this painting. I would a) hide it away; b) throw it away; or c) paint over it (considering the number of layers of paint I have there already “c” is probably not a wise idea!).

The purpose of this project is to teach me to paint (by the risky method of experimentation) and to accept the results. I am learning that failure is not bad…however the nature of the project implies that I should still put my failures out there publically. When the failure has a “friend’s” name attached to it the situation takes a different twist. I am guessing I will be setting my own precedent with whatever decision I make. Ouch.

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