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Just go make an ugly painting

Stressed out and afraid I’d just make something ugly if I tried to paint, I gave myself permission to just go make an ugly painting…

Green Peppers and Green Lemon, oil on Arches Oil Paper
Green Peppers and Green Lemon, oil on Arches Oil Paper, 10×8”

In quarantine I started getting groceries delivered instead of risking going into stores. So when I ordered red peppers and received green ones, which I hate, I decided to paint them instead.

Setup and beginning of still life painting of green peppers
Setup and beginning of still life painting of green peppers

I was feeling anxious and exhausted and afraid I’d just make something ugly if I tried to paint so I gave myself permission to just go make an ugly painting. I even intentionally made it uglier by shining a warm light on the still life, which muddied the bright greens and yellows.

16 replies on “Just go make an ugly painting”

You are so incredibly creatively rascally Jana. BTW I also don’t like green peppers (for eating that is) – the only way I like them is baked and stuffed. Give them to me tomorrow if you don’t want them.

Judith

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Good try, Jana, but this is not ugly!!! They look like they would be great in my Chili!!,
Love your art!! Jesus’ sweet peace to you and to all of us. God bless, C-Marie

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Hi, Thanks for sharing such a great image. I love the composition and the skilful use of the limited colour palette. I have shared; and, have provided all the appropriate attribution and links; scheduled for Friday. Best Regards.

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