Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Encore daisy painting & control


Encore Oil on board 8" x 8" $195.
Two summers ago Robert Genn wrote about "control" in his weekly essay on art. His words stuck with me until this day... Here's a link. He pointed out the importance of controlling those things one can control. ...without being an "ogre" or a "patsy." I don't pretend or even try to control very much, but painting is an exception. This morning I re-worked a "wiped" painting and it felt wonderful to rescue it from the burn pile.

8 comments:

  1. That always puts a smile on my face too. Nice.

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  2. Oh this is really beautiful. Love the colors.

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  3. I absolutely love that hot red and hot magenta side by side. Soooo glad you gave this one another go. Thanks for showing a bit of your painting process. I would love to see how you accomplish your wonderfully soft yet realistic style.

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  4. neat to see the process on this one...

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  5. AND you did it with great success. Isn't it great to take something from that pile and really complete it? Fabulous!

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  6. nothing like a successful rescue to make your day. I love these colors together and always plant magenta and orange impatiens together because the colors are so dynamic together. I'll bet you do the same thing!
    Nice brushwork, too.

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