Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wipe Out

Each painting is a maybe until it becomes clear that it's working. Sometimes it just doesn't work though. I'm posting this partially resolved painting which I wiped out twice and was going to wipe again BUT as Scarlet O'Hara said, "tomorrow's another day". We'll see.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

I think it looks great, don't wipe it out. I love the contrasting colors. It beats the grey sky here.

John "little like sand" said...

I like it as is. Like flowers adrift in the wind. Beautiful.

Island Rambles Blog said...

This is a fun place, my first time here so I am looking around. I really like it...I am having a peek and later on I will read it all. (I love looking at your art work, I sure wish it would get me motivated to finish mine!!).

LUCIANO FIGUEIREDO said...

Do not wipe it out, it's great!
Maybe you should try another angle, to valorize the small vase and its transparency but don't wipe it out.
I'm sure you can do it, after all as Rhett Buttler said: "With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
I'm kidding, I'm kidding...

Debbie Miller said...

hey mary, I am liking this too. you know I like bold colors and a strong composition! fiddle with this again and try that set up a few more times. love that square vase! and squint! I'm always forgetting to squint, just wrote a sign for myself and tacked it to my easle!

Katie May said...

Thank you so much for your comment...What's funny was I was JUST looking at your blog the other day and admiring the lamp painting (the one from Christmas Tree Store)...I commented to my husband about what you said about dropping $50...We both laughed because the two of us are terrible there! Anyway thank you so much for the advice....That is exactly what I am looking for by being on here...I am new but I do feel that I am getting somewhere. At least on some of my other paintings (not so much the one you commented on!).. Day by day, I guess! Byt they way I like this one with the yellow flowers. The blue is exquisite!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

DO NOT CHANGE THIS. The freshness of the flowers - you'll never keep it if you re-work it - I see nothing wrong with this - I like the composition one.two...three - there's a nice rthym !

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is SO great. Instant critique! It proves to me that, whatever you think you painted, the viewer may well see something different.
By the way, I stood and viewed the set up from above thus the glass block vase is barely visible. I think I need to indicate it with some very Subtle,well placed highlights.
I left the blue background much stronger than I care for, but look how many of you like it.
THANK YOU ALL!

rdl said...

Love the colors!!

The Lone Beader said...

"Each painting is a maybe until it becomes clear that it's working."

This is exactly how I feel about my beadwork! ;)

I think this painting is beautiful just as it is. I also loved seeing the real flowers on the table next to it. Very inspiring!

Anyways, thanks for stoppin by my blog. I do hope you'll come again:)

V....Vaughan said...

It has been a few months since I "looked in"...WOW, Mary! Your work is AWESOME!!
It looks like the consensus is "do not wipe", and i agree....
GREAT WORK!!!!

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