Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunshine and Citrus 16x16 oil

I have had an on going conversation about VanGogh. So the influence of sunflowers has been overwhelming along with Trader Joe's having them pretty cheap. I have a few things to do or correct and I am happy enough. I want you to know I painted this and scraped it and sat with it several times before I returned to composition and made some changes that felt right. Funny how it can take a while to see. I hate to say it is beginning to be part of my process. I love paint scraped into a pile of "ish" or mixing it on my palette with out a plan. I think that is what I have been missing "The Plan". I have a tendency to feel my way through a painting. I do my best work when I start clean and lay every thing out. A fresh start so to speak. Nothing left on my palette from the day before and clean brushes is the best. I wish I was ritualistic and everything had its place and at times it actually happens, but not yesterday. So here it is and my ears remain in tack.
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5 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Dori, your art has taken a quantum leap forward, congrats!

silvina said...

Hi Dori! In my opinion, this is a very sophisticated still life. The feel of these sunflowers is just so rich. So much texture and dimension in this piece. Gosh you're good!

Edward Burton said...

I agree with Dana - well done!

dominique eichi said...

Such a fabulous piece. I can see the passion.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Lovely brushwork!