Tuesday, September 18, 2012

“Autumn Sweet"

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This week I was called back by my previous engineering company to work on a technical project. So I tried the old routine I had when I was working full time, i.e. working in the day and painting in the evening. So I painted this small painting last night, but I felt very different then before. Instead of concentrating on creating art, I was fighting to myself to keep going. I was so tired. My energy level was significantly lower then before. At many points, I almost gave it up. I just wanted to go to bed. I reluctant to accept that I am no longer a young man any more. To many of you my friends, I have no right complaining about aging. But I understood now that I am confronting the challenge of life itself. Oh boy! Getting old is not for sissies!




6 comments:

Shane Conant said...

I like the opaque background and choice of colors!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love all the lost edges in this.
Think you need to consider saying "no" sometimes. Hang in there!

Barbara Pask said...

I have read that we shouldn't paint when we are tired but it sure works for you. I love this!

Maija Baynes said...
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Maija Baynes said...

You're worried about getting old? Wait until you're our age. In comparison, you're a spring chicken, and a talented spring chicken at that. I would love to be your age :) I would also love to be as talented as you. The painting is beautiful.

I made a typo, so I am re-posting my comment...see, this is what happens when you get old.

September 19, 2012 4:17 PM

Sunny Avocado said...

You are echoing my thoughts too...and Taryn Day (and others who commented on her blog) had also said she was questioning the daily painting movement as I have been doing as well. I have had the time but not always the energy of late. So I agree with you both. But no matter how you are feeling, your paintings always seem perfect to me. I say leave the engineering job!