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A Still Life Between Paw and Bristle
by A PAX
Monday, June 22, 2009
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This is my one and only attempt at oil painting. I had it drying on my glass coffee table in the living room for two weeks during a break between classes. My little dog let his curiosity get the better of him, and he jumped up on the table and walked on the wet parts of the painting. His paw prints can be seen on the canvas, and they turned out looking like distant flowers. I left his addition to the painting as is, creating a collaboration between us both. I was about to quit the class. Everyone else in it had painting experience and I was the only newbie, leaving me feeling quite inferior. His addition to the painting sort of made me give it one more shot. lol

Still life

An empty vase, with painted face
Collecting dust, the taste of waste
And laid before, cut from the vine
Flowered stems recline, then die

Alive for the moment and robust
Captured forever by my brush
Fushias in shadow, birds eye to eye
Oil paints take SO LONG TO DRY!!!

JUNE 7, 09 

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Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/25/2009
yes they do, and yours looks great. Well done!
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/24/2009
lol. Anita, you got to love the doggy. They know not what they do. I have 4 mini-Dachshunds, so I know how it can be. I like the message here. To capture the vitality of this world is reason enough to paint and write. You've done both here. Great job. Admirable to give the painting another shot, though you may feel like the underdog. Just remember it's about you, not them. Hugs,
Reviewed by Charlie 6/23/2009
Hey! It's purple... you've got good taste, and so does your doggy.

While waiting for the oil to dry:
ten piles of laundry,
150 pieces of tableware to wash,
30 classes at school,
The peas in your garden bloom,
You've poop-scooped twice out in your back yard,
You receive notification that you're eligible to win the sweepstakes--30 mil. this year! (and someone in your area may have the winning number!)

You've changed toothpaste brands,
You run out of hairspray...

still life, though.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/23/2009
this is great-such a fun little look at one persons real life!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/23/2009
Oh I remember the oil painting days of my youth, that is why I pencil draw or use water I loved your story and your poem is beautiful.
Much peace, light, and love,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/23/2009
I love the story, the painting but also the way you painted the painting and the story in word... very united.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/22/2009
Thank you for sharing your gifts. You are blessed. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/22/2009
Reminds me of my high school art class-don't laugh. Three now-famous artists were there, including James Lavadour. I like your painting, Anita, because its three-dimensional. I also like the round, soft image of the flowers in contrast with the sharp angles. Think its great that your dog walked on it and you liked the effect(wish I could see it)! There's a lesson in that. Clever poem--lol, yes they do!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/22/2009
The last words II wrote... to Margaret Mead... A still life....

Go figure.

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