Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sunflower in a Jar



"Sunflower in a Jar" 
6x6 oil on board
I'm on a roll with the flowers but I will say that I scraped this entirely and began again. Scraped that one and began this one. Wasn't sure if it was a keeper or not but I posted it anyway. There's actually a point when you're too close to the forest to see the trees. I've learned that I am not the best judge of my paintings and no matter how I feel about them, one way or the other, I am not the viewer. 

13 comments:

Paz said...

Oh, I love "Sunflower in a Jar"!

martinealison said...

Pour débuter la matinée rien de mieux que ce merveilleux tournesol... Il illumine mon regard.
Gros bisous à vous

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I can sure identify with your thought for the day on this one! Some days I feel like I've forgotten how to paint.

This is lovely, though!

CrimsonLeaves said...

You've captured the light reflections in the water so beautifully! I think this is gorgeous!

Karla said...

You are definitely on a roll! This is so three dimensional.

Virginia Floyd said...

Lovely, lovely! The oranges really look great against that dark background. Love the darks in the flower center and the water too. Nice job!

Linda Popple said...

All 3 of your flower paintings are just lovely! Those colors are perfect.

SamArtDog said...

Oh jeez... compared to what? As a viewer, I must say this is a pleasure to look at. As a painter, I know viewers generally like the painting better than the doer.

Sheriart said...

Love this one. So bright and happy.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

These little flowers are BIG with in your face attitude. Interesting comment about the painter not being the viewer,I know how it's impossible to be objective about our own work.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

How did I miss this one? Stunning - vivid color!

rdl said...

love it and love the dark foreground. goin to well fleet tmrrw. for a poetry workshop- do u believe it? got outta dodge.

Dottie Leatherwood said...

this has such a great graphic quality to it! the flower really pops against that dark background and the jar is wonderful in and of itself. I understand about the judging of your own paintings...I always find that the ones I'm not really crazy about are the ones that everyone likes the best and the ones I love .... well, I seem to be the only one who does!