TWO sales within a few weeks time. Since there have been many droughts of a lot longer periods, I will soak this up and enjoy it to the fullest. This little one sold at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra in the First Coast Plein Air Painters’ show there.
So I’ve been working off and on with the same palette for many months now: a turquoise and orange/red combo. I think this is number 3 or 4. It is still a W.I.P. It may be my favorite so far. When I work in series it seems the “middle children” lose their way some how. It’s the first and last that seem to be the best. I can say that because I was a middle child. I think the wobbly horizon is an effect of the camera shot…I sure hope it is!
I’m hoping I can get a fair amount of comments on this because I’m at a loss as to what the “rules” or ethics are with regard to this controversy. Please comment on my web page and not my FB page. I am being accused of wrong doing because I painted this piece from a photograph that I took of some one else’s still life set up. She, of course, also painted this still life. Is that stealing? Plagerising? Can I never paint from some one else’s still life set up and call it my painting? If so I won’t be painting from any one else ever again. Of course, if you read my blog from this paintings inception in 2016, you already know I’m not likely to ever paint anything like this again
Having so enjoyed a workshop with Anna Miller a couple of weeks ago, I took the opportunity to paint with her again this weekend. She was conducting one of the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach’s “Cocktails and Canvas” events. It was also wonderful to paint with one of my favorite local artists Karen F Rose. I love her serene waterscapes. “Anticipation”
This is not only the title of my latest piece and also a description of my art life in a way. I’m not sure if my migration will be a seasonal one or not. I know it won’t be a permanent one, but more like birds flying south and then returning “home”. For me “home” will always be watercolors, I think. I have often migrated to mixed media/collage since 2010 or so. No there will also be frequent migrations to abstract acrylics or oils, like this one.
I think not. For one thing I’m not certain I any good at the ones I already do. One must know ones limitations. So I want be doing any films, though this one makes me want to.
So it’s definitely easier to work on abstract and non-objective work when in the studio with a 15 month old toddler. Serendipitously I’ve been wanting to explore these genres more any way. I think doing a lot of them will help me with my mixed media and landscape/Plein air. It should improve my design and composition.
So I went to a fabulous local critique group yesterday and brought this piece. I was pleased that they didn’t totally tear it apart… then they never do and a critique group never should. I don’t always agree with all their suggestions, of course, but did make some changes. More will be coming too. Though I like the smaller central flower better now than I did before, it still doesn’t make me happy.
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