Painting Flaws and All

Back in 2013, I started painting regularly. I watched Bob Ross on PBS every day while I ate my lunch. I was in awe of the way he made a canvas pop in just a half an hour show. I then went out in my garage and tried to replicate what I saw him do. Though I never really was able to master the paint brush like he did, I learned enough to create my own style of painting. I loved experimenting with paint and colors to see what I could come up with. This is one of those paintings. I was pleasantly surprised that some people actually enjoyed my work. Painting was as almost as gratifying as writing poetry!!

An amature’s attempt

Texture and imperfection

Flaws some might feel

detract from the value


Beauty is found

in the eye of the beholder

Where flaws add character

and uniqueness is perfection

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

46 thoughts on “Painting Flaws and All

  1. This is such a testiment to trying new things, enjoying the process and being surprised at how much we improve. Magic is born in this place. Your poem and pictures are proff of that We have to start somewhere Dwight! ❣️❣️

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  2. Wonderful, Dwight. Love the fiesta style plate. One of my best friends starting painting last year, after retiring from teaching. She has amassed an impressive body of work and she improves every week. Bonus… it gave her a creative outlet during the pandemic. I am beyond inspired by people who find their creative gifts after giving so much of themselves to others through the years. Bravo to you!

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  3. Dear Dwight,
    You’re like my husband. He’s taught himself so many things through sheer determination and creative inspiration. Kudos to you for creating such beauty ….

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  4. I so love your poem because you have explained beautifully what attracts us to others, it isn’t a beauty but that one little something, like a dimple, a line of the mouth, not objectively perfect, but irresistible to us. The paintings are not bad either. Only joking! They are great.


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  5. I love that waterfall. Is that the one where you turned it upsidedown and finished it that way? Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder… and sometimes we have to be willing to look with a different perspective in mind to see the beauty when it is full of “flaws.” In them may be the most beauty of all!!

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