The more I stare at this, the more I like it. Sometimes, it takes me a few days to really appreciate what I’ve painted. I know the difference between what I had in mind and what my hand decided to do. This was inspired by a monthly lesson I do with Nancy Medina of white lilies.
My sister and I had a painting day yesterday. She painted purple cornflowers aka bachelor’s buttons with the Cinnamon Art Sherpa and I painted some white flowers. My usual. This painting is 16 x 20 inches.
This is an 18 x 18 inch oil painting done with palette knife and my fingers.
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 18’x 24’inch still life oil painting of red and white floppy flowers in a blue vase.
This is an 18 x 24 inch still life oil painting of white ranunculus in a blue vase. This painting is done with palette knife and lots of paint. The flowers remind me of cupcakes. Definitely touchable.
This is a 12 X 16 oil painting of a still life with white flowers in a blue vase. This painting was done with left over paint. The palette includes cobalt blue, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, light red, titanium white and raw umber. My husband calls these genflowers. That would be code for generic flowers.