47 "Rose on Cream" 8x8 oil on panel, copyright Laura Gable
"It's not your best one" he says genuinely and kindly when I ask what he thinks of this painting of a floppy old silk flower which has gone beyond it's useful days. I thought about redoing it ... the words of loved ones have a powerful impact. But then I hesitated. Ah but if I didn't paint at all today, then not even a "lesser quality" effort would have been created. So at least progress towards perfecting ones craft is being achieved. Not everything can be a masterpiece, right? So here it is in all it's overly wrought, perhaps overly painted, glory. A floppy silk rose on a lovely cream background, casting the most delightful periwinkle blue shadow.