Monday, November 21, 2011

Flower - update



I do a little clear out of the studio now and then, just so I can move around more easily.  Things pile up it seems...  Anyway, I unearthed the flower painting that I had started and I added a few more layers to it, but its still a long way to completion.  I used a 16 x 20 piece of Arches watercolour board for this.  Its not a support that I had used before and I quite like the velvety surface it seems to create with the paint. (no, the the Elvis on velvet surface!)

I will finish this flower.  It may be funky and unflowerlike by the time I finish it.  Or I may give it to someone to actually knows how to paint flowers to finish!  No, I wouldn't be that cruel.  I'll suck it up and work on it.  Its just all that pink...perhaps I should have done it smaller...its a flower...I don't do flowers...

See how those voices in my head push and jostle?

Ok.  Time to be brave and face the flower.  I'm going in.

8 comments:

Ernest Friedman-Hill said...

It's beautiful, Jeanette! It's all you, but with a tip of the hat to O'Keefe.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I see the petals turning to fishies and a whimsical painting emerging :).
Stay inspired!

Celeste Bergin said...

I feel certain that you will transform it into something unique. It's looking good already--I wonder where you will take it

Jeanette said...

Thanks for being kind Ernest. There are parts of it I like, more I don't. But I'll work on it a bit.

Michelle..haha yes! flower fish! :)

Celeste, unique it sure will be. I just never do flowers, they scare me, but I'll give it one more shot.

RH Carpenter said...

It's a lovely start and doesn't need much more - on my monitor is looks all warms, no pinks. But remember to tell that voice inside your head that it's just shapes and you can do shapes very well!

BrandNewStudio said...

Wonderful

Jennifer Rose said...

I've never understood why you think you don't do flowers, I think you do a pretty good job with them (and I'm not just saying that to be polite) maybe not something you like doing, but they still look nice :)

Hedera said...

I like the cropped composition, the sculptural quality and translucency of the petals Jeanette. It's so much more than a pretty flower already.