In Life We Must Be Who We Are………

February 9th, 2010

…… and not what we think others want us to be!

I like to think I express myself through my art, whether that be through my dolls or my paintings. However, like most artists, I suffer from the “Artists Curse” where by, I’m rarely satisfied with any new piece.

Rose… Acrylics on Canvas (24×30")...
Rose… Acrylics on Canvas 24×30″…

You may remember my rose painting, above, which I began before Christmas? Well, this is a prime example… I wasn’t terribly pleased with it and thus its spent the past few months sitting in my parents house behind Dad’s easel. However, today when I visited my Mum and Dad, I saw it had been positioned up on the wall in their kitchen and I have to admit to thinking it looked rather very nice!

Kitchen Wall

My painting in Situ on My Parents Wall in their Kitchen…

It made me smile and I thought perhaps you may like to see my new piece which is obviously a ‘work-in-progress’…

Work in Progress... Lily… Acrylics on Canvas (24×30")
Work in Progress… Lily… Acrylics on Canvas 24×30″…

And now for a true work of art… this is my Dad’s creation, he too suffers from the “Artist’s Curse” and he is not happy with this piece either… me, I think its absolutely wonderful!

Poppy Field
Poppy Field… Oils on Canvas…

Something which makes Dad’s painting all the more incredible is that it came out of his head from his memories of Provence and a time when Mum was well.

“You are not discovering yourself, but creating anew.
Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to
determine who you want to be.”

– Anon –

Lisa x

3 responses to “In Life We Must Be Who We Are………”

  1. Terry says:

    I’ve been waiting to see your rose Lisa – Good on your mum n dad for placing the painting on display!! My husband and I think it is WONDERFUL – the gentle softness of yours and the happy brightness of the poppies and sky in Provence – BRAVO dad! we say ‘keep the paintings coming’. We’re sure your followers will see the beauty in these pieces. Terry and Ben X

  2. Hi Terry,

    Its lovely to hear from you :O) and with such praise too… thank you!!

    Hugs, Lisa x

  3. I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful

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