Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Red Flowers--Redone 16 x 20

I found this painting that I did about a year ago and I never liked it. I really couldn't tell why I didn't like it and I almost tossed it. I brought it out of the dark crevices of the morgue where the other failed paintings reside and I thought that maybe I could raise this one from the dead. So with a few shadows, values and color I think he relives now! I dirtied up the edges a bit and I never would have thought to do that a year ago. It's funny how we learn new things and ---so--I kinda wish I had all the tossed ones and maybe I could raise them up. Some were deader than dead as I recall so ---they are resting in painting heaven where they are very beautiful now.

I will post some canvas paintings from Lisa class soon. I need to decompress a bit and get it all out and take a look and see what I have.

Oh, and check out my very talented Italic Calligraphy student, Sue K, and see her fabulous practice sheets. GOOD work, Sue!! I am so proud of you!!! Thanks!!!

And also, here is a sweet link from a wonderful artist, Shirley, from Shirley's Illustrations! You will absolute love her illustrations. They are precious. Thanks, Shirley!!!


Sandi said...

Martha, great rekindling, those flowers just pop. Sandi

Mónica Zúñiga said...

You are so funny! I also store those paintings that don`t work for me now but later on you learn somenthing new and voila!
Great piece, it is lovley! :)

Teresa aka Tess said...

I don't see how you could think this painting is bad, it's gorgeous. I love how the flowers are spilling out over the sides of the pot.

Art by Darla Kay said...

This is a great piece! Glad it left the morgue! haha!
Sue K is doing great! I've still got to get myself the graph paper but I practice a little on the printed out pdfs you gave us. Keeping the 5 degree slant is harder than I thought it would be :) But I'm still working on it. Yes!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

So happy this painting lives! I love your touches. I like when little flowers spill...Glad your class went well, Martha!

lori vliegen said...

you are the "painting whisperer".....great job in reviving this, although i would have thought it was perfect without the dirtied edges!!! xoxo, :))

aimee said...

the feeling of reclaiming something you once made but didn't like is such an exciting one! glad you were able to pull it back from the dead - it looks great!

walther said...

hello martha!

this painting reminds me of my younger days when i was an aspiring painter living in provence. little did i realize that so many impressionists would follow my example and even call my art of painting impressionism. that impressed me, as did your painting.

tout a toi,
paul gauguin

Nicola said...

Wow this is lovely!!! Beautiful work!


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