Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunflower Quartet 12x12 oil SOLD

Last week I painted a painting of a sunflower in a vase from a photo and well I have to tell you it was not good. I post almost everything and this did not make it. In all of that, I thought about how much info is lost in a photo. After much evaluation and effort to save it I realized I was working with an awful photo and I was trying to work big. Just not enough info to pull off anything.
So I went to the store and bought sunflowers to put in vases around the house with hopes of painting. I must tell you I do this often with complete optimism and watch the flowers die and the water turn smelly and murky and no painting to be seen. This time I just made myself do it and I loved it. I can pull off a sunflower and 4 to boot.
It is all shapes. How many times have I said that and suppressed it like an evil thought. I didn't try to paint every petal and well it hangs together and like I said it is shapes, shapes of color butting up to one another. Anyway I am happy. Nothing like working from life.

11 comments:

LSaeta said...

It is beautiful. I wish you would put a link to the one painted from the photo just so we could see the improvement!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You are right there is nothing like working from life. This is wonderful Dori...my favorite part being the stems and the vase...well stated, girl!

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Dori!

Nancy Goldman said...

Another beautiful painting. I especially love the texture of the paint. It's very expressive.

Sheila said...

Yup! Ya done good! I love how you keep on trying... hugs!

Connie Kleinjans said...

I *love* this! Makes me want to paint still lifes again. :)

Karen said...

SO true. Dori, your confidence shines in this one, truly, it feels masterful. And, I do that all the time too, buy them, intend to paint them, watch them wilt. ugh!

Anonymous said...

It's terrific Dori...
Alas, my sunflowers all died so they are out with the smelly water.

I absolutely LOVE yours, though... Like the paint application and everything about it!!

Marian Fortunati said...

Well.. somehow.. that went as anonymous... It was me that absolutely love it...

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Thank you to eveeryone. I love this cyber world and appreciate your input more than you know.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Great job keeping the petals of theses sunflowers simple! I can see how tempting it would be to overwork them. Beautiful painting!