Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Back to Painting the Sunflowers

First twenty to thirty minute session
So yesterday's painting sale was fun. Now back to business. Back to the drawing table. The sunflowers await. Twenty to thirty minutes of painting time is all I allowed myself on the weekend. It was just enough to get something on the paper. Something is better than nothing. Yesterday was a bust.

On my Sunday session, while the painting dried, I played with my beads. That's always fun too. I had to get away or I would over do the work. Even if I use a timer, my brain just ignores it and I keep on going. Bad idea most times.

But then I can become distracted by so many other things that I never go back to the painting. I'm on a schedule here. I have 100 paintings to get done!

Today's twenty minute session
Today I was determined to get to it. Maybe someone can explain it to me, but while I am painting I really don't like what I see. Yeah, it's the process I keep telling myself, but shouldn't the end result be somewhat pleasing after all that? I'm not just mindlessly drawing in a coloring book, there should be real art at the end, right?

After I photograph the work for all of you to see, I am surprised by it. I don't dislike it. There are areas I need to push, but overall it looks better than I thought.

Let me know what you think.


  1. Looks great, Dora - very much like a Van Gogh in feel and style. I really like it xx

  2. Yes I agree about the Van Gogh style. I noticed that after I took the photo.


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