Saturday, August 11, 2012

Peonies and Roses

Peonies & Roses
Oil on Canvas Panel   20" x 16" $575

Last night, finally, I worked on the vase and I think I completed the painting!

After contemplating it for a few years, and working on it for several months (the flowers are shriveled and dry in the vase... all who come into the studio ask about why I am painting that...) it feels great to have it complete.

Among other things, it has taught me that I really need to loosen up a bit. So I am planning on purchasing a few large brushes and doing just that.

I also learned to love this doily even more, having explored it in painting. I am no longer sure whether it was crocheted by my Mother or Grandmother, perhaps even by a Great Grandmother. It is intricate and beautiful.

There are many sentimentally beautiful treasures around me. Seeing them day to day is almost as good as being able to chat with my family, the makers or users of them.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Third Incarnation....

Poppies and Iris
Oil on Canvas Panel  20" x 16" $350

Studying a painting for very long can lead to changes. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Now there have been three versions of this painting.
Which do you prefer? Shall I just give up and destroy it? Shall I try something else with it?? Shall I study it more???? Shall I put it out of sight?????

2nd version, done in the studio months later

1st version, done on site


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