Friday, October 02, 2009

Not so Daily Painting - Pink Flowers

Well, here's something I hardly ever do - show a painting on my easel with the easel and light and stuff showing.  I started this oil painting today, it is bigger, 20" x 24" on canvas. I was so excited to start it and I had great expectations. Right. Once again I am stuck between a looser more abstract image and a tighter more representational one, and therefore it is boring and lost and so am I. The composition is just goofy, ie. bad. It is lower on the canvas than I wanted - but in all of my eagerness to paint I didn't realize it until I was well into it. I thought I'd scrape it off and start over - I even started scraping - then I thought "what the heck" - work on it and see if I can pull something out of it, and start another. I've changed the background 3 times, and I still am not happy. Right now, I am just exhausted and am taking a break. I hope I work on it tomorrow, even though it's Saturday and I don't normally work on weekends. We will see...

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1 comment:

  1. no, no, no, it getting so beautiful I love that blue and gold background.
    Work on the reflection. like your previous one and maybe a few more highlights on some of the roses , darker or bluer.