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" I can't get no...Satisfaction..."

Updated: Nov 7, 2021

I seem to be struggling in recent months...maybe this whole past year. I have a gazillion ideas of what I what I would like to paint - never quite sure of the order … but have a general idea of a "list" I keep in my head.

For whatever reason....I paint something...look at it for a while...might even consider it finished and post it on my website and social media. A few days...weeks...months go by....and down it the wall where I have hung it in my studio and back onto the easel.

I can almost hear the song going off in my head..." I Can't Get No...Satisfaction...." At first I was blaming it on my painting buddy...normally my inspiration and go to gal to keep my head in the game... but lately she seems to be in close proximity when I am caught gessoing (white washing) or "Painting It Black" over an old painting and starting anew. She and I just laugh about it...and I carry on as I have ultimately decided somewhere along the way that something just wasn't looking right to me. I just "Can't Seem to Get What I Want"

So....switching over from Mick to is a perfect example!

I had painted a sunset while visiting a local Winnipeg attraction - Fort Whyte Alive . If you follow me on Instagram or may even remember my post. My actual sunset photo was full of Canada Geese landing on the Fort Whyte Pond for the night. I am horribly phobic to my painting of the Fort Whyte Sunset had nary a bird in sight....Ha! (I wasn't even going to allow those little buggers into my painting!).

I thought I liked it - I was happy with the finished piece at the time but after several months of looking at it on my studio wall....I decided it was too simple a composition and it needed some "tweaking". Errmmmmm - yea well I sure tweaked it!!

"Oooops ..I Did it Again"

Mick is Out! Brittany is In!

Brittany didn't last have to keep up with me here...

I've already moved over to Men at Work... "It's a Mistake"


Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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