Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The importance of roughing it.

Here's another oil sketch on paper, 11x11. I've been needing to be less "precious" about my approach lately. I was so happy with my Nov. 18th painting Perfect Storm and it made me more careful and also more needy to make another grand slam. But what I really need is to paint more & think less... Getting tight and harboring grand expectations is not a recipe for success.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely -- something about this reminds me of a windy day in an old-fashioned garden.

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  2. It's really beautiful...I love the transition to the blue sky.

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  3. Oh boy, can I relate to what you're saying about paint more and less think! It's my continuous quest.

    This painting speaks of sheer joy!

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  4. Both the painting and the painter have great depth.
    I agree with Janelle, I feel the joy.

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  5. Loving your rough takes on the subject - very fresh and lively

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  6. Love the colors! Nice work!

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  7. I like this painting, but I agree that you have improved greatly with your flower paintings.

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