For this still life I picked this little clock to paint and a red gerber daisy to bring in some color.
There is a lot to be said about time.
Time waits for no one...
Time marches on...
Don't waste time...
6 x 6 - oil on canvas panel
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~Dion Boucicault
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854
You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ~Charles Bixton
When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free. ~Marcia Wieder
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. ~Art Buchwald
“Time lost is never found again.” ~Benjamin Franklin
I've been playing with using less paint which will allow my background color to come through a little more. This is pretty subtle, I think, but it also changes the look of the painting, giving me an old antique feel. For this painting I toned my canvas with raw umber; some I have used black and some burnt sienna.
I painted the time on this clock at 5:00, which means a lot of different things to different people. This idea is making me aware of how important time is to everyone. What does time mean for you? I would love to hear your thoughts.