Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Spring Thing - daily painting,floral still life

12x12" oil on panel $300
not a big fan of painting green or yellow so I challanged myself today with this. - it was hard, first it was hard deciding WHAT to paint, then I moved the stuff around a million times, then the decision making of 'what color where' started. I think to much with green instead of just instinctively putting down color,value, line etc. Really I love those days when I paint and my mind is somewhere else - thinking,listening to music, daydreaming then I focus and 'hey thats a nice painting' . Its a form of meditating I suppose. Today, I had that a little but mostly it was struggling with color.
I was going to do some little ones also but now I have a headache! so this is it for today.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I don't think you should paint anything that gives you a headache! But seriously, this looks great - I like the blues in your greens!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful Love the colors and the setup.

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

Brilliant painting, one of my favourites and the colours are beautiful I can't say which bit I like best, the purple pansies or the hints of red base color showing through. Love it.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I can relate to moving everything around, and around and around :/