I posted this painting before when I thought it was done, but I looked at it with a friend one day and he made some good points. If you look at the before photo you will see that the petals in the middle of the flower bleed together, you can’t tell where one ends and another begins unless you look closely at the brush stroks. So I mixed up a nice dark reddish purple to fix that problem, and I did feel it was a big problem. Then I sat there staring at it and it told me it was still unfinished. A thought came to me out of the blue, photographs , the subject in focus and behind it out of focus. So I played with this idea, I’m not sure how it turned out but the painting finally feels finished. So take a good look at the before and after and let me know what you think, if you want.
So for a change I’d like to talk about painting. what do you like to paint most? what kind of materials do you prefer? Do you have a picture you can share. Even If you don’t paint feel free to share your favorite form of art you work in. From writing to sculpting what do you love?
I love to paint, I have for a long time . When I was in school Art was my best subject, the short time I spent in high school it was Art and technical design. I also joined a writers group that was short lived. From middle school on I won many awards, from 1st place to 3rd. This doesn’t mean I’m some awesome artist, I am just someone who loves all forms of art!
I painted this for my older brother and his now wife as a wedding present. (see photo at top) The colors in there wedding where the same as mine, red, black, and white, so the painting is to. I searched for the perfect close up of a flower to get inspiration from. I was going to go for realism and realized that just isn’t me, I want it to be from the hart. I love ow it came out. Nice stretched canvas, and oil paints, I only work with oils painting. At the time I painted this it had bin almost five years since I had painted a thing. I love It, and I am so happy to be painting again, even with limited time. I have a 8 year old, 2 1/2 year old, and 1 1/2 year old boys at home, things get busy in our house.
So there it is my favorite piece of my work, that I still have. I used to sell, but I have gotten better and want to start selling again. so far I have one I’m 1/2 done with it and it’s already sold! she asked for it and told me what she wanted, but I had an idea for part of it I think she will love.
Can’t wait to see and read about all of you.