Remember the party cove nook we posted all those days ago? On the other side of the polka dot fence is a painting I got to do a couple of months ago. Elsie told me I could paint anything I wanted! Since we had just had our baby Imogen and just moved half way across the country, I didn't have a lot of time to paint; so I was super excited to pick up a brush and create something! I didn't really do much planning for it. I just knew I wanted to do something colorful, and I wanted the shape to fit proportionally to the length of fence. I think I also wanted to paint something I normally wouldn't; I wanted to try something new. After a bit of thought, I initially wanted to do a fox made from geometric shapes. After painting for a bit, I didn't like how it was turning out, so I changed direction a bit. There wasn't any real reason behind the painting; I don't believe there always has to. I think sometimes we can create things just for the sole purpose of creating something! The process and time spent is the reason.
One sort of funny thing that happened while I was painting: I was getting to the point where I wasn't hating the painting (the proportions were driving me crazy the whole time), and I was going to add some white. Well, I popped the lid and walked up to the painting, and the bucket basically jumped out of my hand, and in slow motion, a bunch of paint splashed on the painting! It wasn't a super big deal, but after hours spent, it seemed to be. All I could do was repaint the sections and carry on.
Credits // Author Joshua Rhodes. Photography: Sarah and Joshua Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.