[The road to creative satisfaction can be a winding one! Ed.]
The Damn Painting by Susan Irving
26Aug2020 I just finished this one. This painting expresses my feelings about summer and about the beautiful skies in SD&G. How sad I shall be to see it pass, especially this year.
[Received request from the artist to remove original painting replacing it with updated version, below. Ed]
29Aug20 Because I just cannot leave things alone, I changed “A Fine Summer’s Day”. After it hung on the wall for a couple of days I determined it needed more light at the bottom of the canvas, and then one thing led to another and a few more changes were made.
I shall turn it to the wall now and not look at it for weeks, in order to meddle no more.
7Sep20 So after hearing my husband’s constant complaints about how the farmer could not drive his wretched tractor into the barn due to the configuration of the road, I had to change the angle. And because I changed the angle of the road a whole lot of other things required changes too and it just went on and on. So here it is now.
I have renamed it “Summer Morning” because if it is overlooking the St. Laurence from the Canadian side, that is what time of day it would have to be.
I am done! It does not annoy me, so I can live with it.
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