First of all, thanks to those who gave advice on how I could improve my piece from yesterday. Oh...was I frustrated. Lately I've been reading posts on various blogs talking about how you've got to stop getting down on yourself when you do a piece you think is crummy: it's a path of continual learning, don't compare yourself to others etc... And I know this and in fact it's what I remind others - but man! it's easy to fall into!
So I gave myself a shake and tried to start today with a fresh mind/clean slate. I'm posting the piece I worked on from yesterday - Quince; and then the piece I began with renewed focus today - Narcissus. Unfortunately the blues from the two pieces kind of clash, but I thought I should post my revised effort.
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $75
why, I had a worm sandwich, just yesterday.
Great advice, Kim, and it is hard to deal with when a painting doesn't come out the way you envisioned. I like what you did with the Quince painting! Sometimes it just takes a fresh day to get back into the groove.
Like your resolution.
Love your narcissus...fresh and alive!
They are both just beautiful!! I like what you did to the background on the quince.
And that narcissus, is stunning! The middle (I have no idea what that's called) is gorgeous, I love those oranges.
Yeah, I do that all the time! Why do we do it when we know not to? The conundrum of life I guess :)
I like the way you did the colour and the curviness of the petals.
Both of these are great. It doesn't matter if the blues from one don't go w/ the blues from another. They're separate pieces. I wouldn't have noticed if you'd posted them on separate days.
I'm in agreement with every one else Kim. The Narcissus is stunning too!
Funny as Artists, we do have our favorite paintings. Always amazes me too, that those sometimes aren't the first to sell. And ones that I didn't care for a lot, are gone. Strange.....
Wow yes Kim what a great difference to the quince now it is soft the shadows are great> I cant believe you did that and had time to do more another beauty. I am one such person you have told off and I have appreciated it thanks again. GREAT
Love the simple subjects and the gorgeous, visible brush strokes.
I had a similarly discouraging painting session this week. I understand how frustrating it can be. Carry on, Kim! Never give up!
I think that when we have a vision of how we want a painting to "look" and we are disappointed with the outcome, it is difficult not to be disappointed or down. Especially when we put our heart and soul and hard work into it. Its just part of being creative. And yes, its a learning experience etc. etc. but sometimes I actually get depressed. I think most of us artists are neurotic to a point.
The new Quince has a softer look and I like that bud in the foreground. I do like both versions. Narcissus is gorgeous. Love the blue background. It looks like you had fun with this one, which can be cathartic!
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