A large palette knife painting of my back yard trees in their autumn glory. The painting was originally going to be named "Looking up", but half way through painting it, I started getting frustrated. My husband, trying to help, asked me what I was trying to achieve with the painting. I snapped at him, "Redemption! I'm embarrassed by my lack of skill, by my big paintings that turn out so different than what I initially intend. I want redemption!" But as soon as these words came out of my mouth, I was given my focus. I stopped trying to render every tiny leaf, I stopped worrying about what others would think, and I started thinking of the fall, the trees, and the underlying sign that was put there just for me to find.
Bring this painting to you home for a big bold statement of inspiration and motivation to keep looking for the good in life! ~Tali
August 13th, 2012
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