6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) oil on gessobord panel


Something was right about this idea, or composition, or colors, or whatever… because it painted like a dream. Easy and smooth, without difficulties or usual anxiety, the colors and shapes just played along agreeably and it was all finished before I was ready to make a conscious decision about that. Ha! – it was ready to be signed.

But then I realized that I don’t have a title. I did not panic… so it would take me a day or several to think of it. But a good title was eluding me… I made my family think of the title… no, it was not happening for them either. After a few days of struggle with something that is usually so easy I made a decision – I would crowd-source it. So I put the painting on Facebook and called out to my friends.

In 8 hours I had 23 gorgeous titles! I had titles from as far as Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Israel, Canada, East and West coasts…. In the end I chose the title that came from two blocks away. Mary Lanigan Russo, my friend and neighbor and an urban sketcher from Chicago, suggested “Yesterdays”. A couple of hours later Jim Bumgarner, an urban sketcher from Tri-Cities WA, suggested “All My Sorrows Seem so Far Away” and thus settled any doubts. I have amazing friends!

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  1. Karen Boe November 5, 2012

    Here you go again with all those insane reflections within reflections. 🙂 Gorgeous! Love the big pop of color in the cup, and the money plant in there is fun to explore. I’m glad this one went easy for you because it’s very easy for me to look at. Well done Alex!

    • Alex Zonis December 2, 2012

      Oh I am so sorry, I am a month late replying! Wonderful comment, Karen! Thank you so much!

  2. joantav November 6, 2012

    Your reflections are just amazing!!!

    • Alex Zonis December 2, 2012

      Thank you, Joan! Glad you stopped by my blog!

  3. Carol King November 11, 2012

    Love the chipped orange cup. And you do metallic so well. Another lovely painting, Alex.

  4. lesliepaints November 25, 2012

    Reflections. I love the reflections!

    • Alex Zonis December 2, 2012

      Same here, I can’t get over reflections and keep painting them again and again :). Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment, Leslie! I spent less time on the blog lately.

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