This painting took me a full painting scrape before I had something I was happy with. I learned that if I don’t like what I am doing, scrape it off and start again rather than finishing the painting and trying to make it work. In my case, I finished the painting and hated it. I have a thing where I don’t destroy things right away. In this case, I had my mom look at it and got the blessing and encouragement to scrape it off and start again. I was bummed about the wasted hours but I am glad I scraped it off. I am happy with the final results of the second try.
This is an 11 x 14 inch still life of purple and yellow lilacs in a vase.
This is an 18 X 24 inch oil painting of a sunflower garden at dusk.
This is an oil painting still life of yellow sunflowers in a blue vase against a violet background sitting on a yellow table. This painting is 12 X 16 inches.
I am infatuated with ranunculus right now. They come in so many different colors and I love their full sets of petals. They remind me of a cross between a poppy and a rose. Anyway, I seem to be stuck painting them for at least a little while. Here is one attempt of red ranunculus living in a blue vase on a green table against a yellow background.