Friday, June 4, 2010

Mirror, mirror

Call me crazy, but the dining room wall of overlapping mirrors at the Captain Whidbey Inn and view through the mirrors of the dining tables and small landscapes outside was a challenge I couldn't resist.  Robert Motherwell:  "I begin a painting with a series of mistakes."  I think I know what he means, particularly now.  It has been a difficult challenge and I am crazily wondering what it would look like painted larger with more detail.  My biggest problem was the wood walls; what was I thinking trying to replicate that color, aargh!  Nevertheless, challenges are what keep you learning. Look for the ghostly images of a couple of sketchers in the mirrors.
Keep on painting.  Pat


  1. Pat, this would make a great painting!! it's fun to look at all the different mirrors.

  2. This is an amazing and ambitious sketch!I do believe I spotted Jesus at the Last Supper in one of those mirrors. Whidbey Island Sketchers' first miracle? ;)

  3. This is a neat sketch. I like the cool mirror colors against the warm wall.