Lilacs 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting Still Life

This is an 11 x 14 inch still life of purple and yellow lilacs in a vase.  

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24 thoughts on “Lilacs 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting Still Life

        1. Lol. I don’t have one! I do have a headband with two pom pom alien tentacle things. Makes me look like a who from Whoville. You used to live there right…as a small child? I bet the grinch was a real jerk till his heart grew a gazillion sizes that day.

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  1. Wow…..your color is one word…..sophisticated. It takes know-how and confidence to get this kind of sophistication with color. I don’t know how to describe what I feel or see other that that s word! I wonder what Debi would say? Your foreground is very intricate and has a punch of intricacy. I totally love and appreciate this painting. What were you feeling when you painted this? I have to know.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I wanted to work with complimentary colors, but didn’t want the painting to scream. I wanted a kind of subdued, dim, old fashioned type of look I guess…but to be honest, I don’t remember a lot of thinking going on during this painting.

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        1. I just painted one yesterday…well, it took two days cuz I scraped off the finished painting. Thought I could save it if I kept working on it. I knew I didn’t like it in the very beginning and should have scraped and started over right away. Ugh. Lesson learned. If I don’t like it a few hours in, I am not going to like it 10 hours later either.When it is dry enough to photograph I will post it.

          Happy Thanksgiving Margaret!!!! You better be painting too! πŸ˜€

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        2. Yay! there you are! I have been painting and loving it. I have painted a few abstracts in an intuitive attitude for a (silly me) 7 day challenge (on Facebook). Now I wished that I didn’t take that on. But it has helped me to realize that I shouldn’t be pushing myself to start and finish an intuitive painting in one day in order to post. I want to go about it in a slow manner and in more of a Zen approach. Rushing the process in order to post it is putting the emphasis on the end product, so that makes it not so Zen after all! So I plan on slowing the heck down and posting perhaps older paintings for the rest of the 7 days. I have loved taking the break from blogging. I might take December as well but I will post a collage of what I have worked on in November in a post in December and monitor how I feel as the month proceeds. So, when you scraped off the first painting were you able to leave that “bad taste” behind and paint with abandon? I am working at not being critical (negative) of my work and so far so good. Boy, this is turning into an essay! Enjoy your day tomorrow and eat lots of food. ❀

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        3. Happy Thanksgiving Margaret!

          I am glad you are painting and enjoying. Yup, no rush. I like your intuitive painting. Have you finished that one yet, the Psalms one or is it still a work in progress?

          You know, I was bugged about scraping it, but my mom reminded me that it didn’t matter. I don’t know why I was so resistant to scraping it at first. Dumb!

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        4. I haven’t work on my Psalms one lately but I have been working on several intuitive watercolors and those are the ones I am rushing on….no can do! Your mom is very wise πŸ˜‰ I think it is that sense of imagined “failure” if a person has to re-do something or persist with a painting. It is just painting and one day, no loss, right?

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