Stretched Thin – Wave Portrait No. 144

Stretched Thin-Wave Portrait No. 144, 5×7″ pastel painting of a wave in purple, gray and blue by Marie Marfia.

This is how I feel when I am in the middle of a project, in this case, re-doing my website, and I’m not familiar with the software, and there are too many choices, and the directions I’m following are three years old, so nothing matches, and I decide, screw it, I’m just going to do what I want, and all the while in the back of my mind I’m thinking, “I just want the work to  already be done. I hate learning new things. Just leave me alone in my corner, sitting in a puddle of ignorance. I’m tired of all if it!”

This painting occurred to me while I was doing yoga of all things. I thought it was about feeling transparent, but it turned out to be about feeling inadequate to the task at hand.

Here are the progress pictures. I included a picture of the pastels I used for this painting.


4 thoughts on “Stretched Thin – Wave Portrait No. 144

  1. ehwfram

    I am really enjoying the progression shots you have been including lately.
    I feel for you with the website re-do — there are a lot of days when I feel like working with the computer is an issue of two steps forward, one step back. It kills me that it can eat so much time.

    1. Marie Marfia Post author

      Yes! I keep telling myself that once everything is in place (and working properly) it will make my arty life more efficient. There’s a payoff around here somewhere. I just have to press on until it shows up.


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