Saturday, January 29, 2011

A BIT OF CITRUS

8x8, oil, $100.00

Yesterday was a fun painting day.  I love setting up still lifes.  So on most Fridays I have the opportunity to set up a few still lifes for a wonderful group of painters and then I get to paint.  The hardest thing is deciding which one to do.  On a very good day I have done three of varying degrees of my abilities.  This meaning that I hope to have one that feels complete.  That does not always happen, but I learn lots about my focus.  It is so important to ask myself questions and to stay on task.  Art is a discipline.  As an artist I study all the time.   I read and look at lots of work.  Each painting I do reflects something I am working toward.  This one reflects brushwork, color, form and shape.   Now there are things in this painting that disturb me, but for the most part I am happy enough to post it here for all to see.  And for the disturbing things, I know what I need to work on. 

8 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Oh those juicy blues and lavenders....with the masterful whites...and the pop of oranges. just lovely Dori!

Kelley Sanford said...

Dori, this painting has such a fresh direct approach to it. When do we stop "fussing" over a painting? Good job.

Carol Horzempa said...

All your hard work and studying is paying off...there is so much to enjoy in this painting! Love your colors and brushwork!

Gwen Bell said...

This is so gorgeous, Dori! It's one of those that I could look at forever and still find something new and exciting.

Virginia Floyd said...

My favorite part of this painting is the daisy on the left. Wonderful colors and values in there. Really great!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I totally agree that it is important to stay focused on what we are trying to achieve and incorporate these into our work. It is very hard and does require lots of discipline. I like what you have accomplished in this one. Your edges, values, color and interesting brush work are all there! Nice piece.

Dana Cooper said...

This one is a winner on every level Dori!

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful composition and strong color palette.