Thursday, December 13, 2007


While Francois and I were painting together earlier this week, I painted over part of my painting to improve it.

Francois got excited and said,

"Oh, you are repenting."


In french, the word to take something out of a painting, or to cover over what has already been painted in order to improve said painting, is the same word that one would use when confessing ones sins. Repent. And it means the same cover over, to turn from, or make a change for the better because of remorse.

Repenting is a useful habit, in painting and in life.


Joan Breckwoldt said...

Sarah, great painting! I like the way you've cropped the scene and those flowers are wonderful, as are the leaves.

marylamb said...

humm maybe she WAS really saying "repainintg" but with a sexy french accent and it sounded like "repenting"? hehehe
anna and i got down at matt graham's xmas party dance. i love me some hazel friends.

Sarah Hazel said...

Thank you, Joan. Your "morning newspaper" painting is pretty wonderful, too.

Mary, it was repent, even though she does have a sexy french accent. She described it quite clearly. It is the same thing as going to a priest and confessing sins.