Sunday, July 31, 2011

Paintin' Flowers on the Wall

Paul was feeling guilty for not going to the KP celebration with me, so on Tuesday he brought my flowers (above). Which would have been Ok, except that he then expected me to paint them. So, I did.

The painting on the right (2nd picture) is the one I painted Tuesday. I was tired and had a headache so  I really didn't even look at the flowers. The picture on the left (1st picture) is the picture I painted today.  I did study the flowers a bit, and made a thumbnail sketch before painting. I don't know why, but it was hard for me to actually 'study' daisies, but I forced myself too.

I know the study is better painting, but I don't dislike the 1st painting as much as I should, and I don't like the one I did today a much as I should. How am I ever going to get to be better painter if I don't feel what would make be me better?


  1. I like both paintings very much. The one on the right seems more abstract, yet conveys the real feeling of the daisies. The one on the left is more detailed and dainty, also really capturing the flowers. You truly have a gift. Why shouldn't you like both your 'children'?

  2. Actually, I don't really like either, but I am not totally disgusted either.

    Here is my dilemma, I really don't like this subject matter, but I can see ways to improve both pictures and I feel a real obligation to put forth effort on a subject matter I really don't enjoy. It's your classic ID slash super ego battle and it's exhausting.