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Have you ever heard the story of the designer who couldn’t decide what to do with the colors left over after painting her masterpiece?
About the third year of art school, I found myself with a palette of color and the class still had thirty minutes. I had plenty of art board on which to paint, but I’d finished my masterpiece – the one required by the instructor. But there’s still paint!
Never one to waste paint, I could always find something to draw, if I had a canvas and I did. I moved my masterpiece to the table behind me, and placed a new canvas on the easel. My brushes were already clean, and I’m not a fan of washing brushes, so I picked up the pallet knife and began to smear paint on the canvas.
At first, the colors melted into each other, forming a wash of tones of gray, then I picked up a soft blue and dusted the middle of the board with a slurry of blue tones. The natural horizon formed about a third of the way up the board, and I decided there must be some mountain peaks in the distant beyond. My knife sliced deep into the canvas letting white peaks flow across the distance. High ridges, low meandering hilltops, and ridges filled the horizon.
Lost in the scene…
Without asking, a flat surface of water appeared, flowing from side to side. I smoothed the horizon with the edge of the knife, drawing sharply down, then blending, to form reflection in the water.
With a speed not capable of a brush, I drew a scene on the canvas, featuring elements of distant shores. Somewhere… Off in the distance this city must lie on the edge of the water, across the bay from high rising mountains. Flicks of golden lights filled the night view of houses edged by my knife, and lit up by the flicking of gold paint onto the canvas. I deftly signed the painting with a flourish of letters in the lower right corner as my instructor appeared.
All the paint had been used from my palette. The knife was drawn clean against the side of the painting. And I was done.
It was then, I realized… The gold flicks of paint intended for the valley below had splattered into the skies.
The instructor looked over my shoulder and said, “Well done.”
And all the color was gone.
As the instructor took the painting from my easel, I realized my masterpiece, the one I’d spent hours creating was behind me on the table.
I placed it carefully in the carrier, and took it home. When the prizes were handed out from our last effort, my masterpiece, the one I hadn’t entered was at home, drying on the mantle.
The purple ribbon, declaring my pallet knife expression a grand champion, hangs in the grand foyer, on the framed painting. 15 minutes of using up the paint on the palette!
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