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Friday, May 1, 2009

The rose

After a real long time, here am I-- working in oils again!..I hate my habit of being too thorough and I am trying to break away from it. No , I haven't really succeeded here. But I am trying...and soon I will learn to let myself loose ...!I am not happy with this, but I guess it has been hard work, at least; so I should post it.
Oil on canvas board 8"X10"

13 comments:

  1. A very nice painting. Flowers are a lot of work.

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  2. This is very nice! I particularly like the glow under the bottom petal. You captured the ethereal quality very well.

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  3. Arti: This is a wonderful piece and I am not sure you would really want to loosen up too much! I have found it a useful exercise to limit the time or the number of brushstrokes as a way of avoiding too much fussing with a painting.

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  4. Don't know why you aren't happy with it, it's delicately beautiful.

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  5. Don't be so hard on yourself, especially if you are just getting back into oils. I've never used them, but think they would be hard.
    Looks pretty good to me!

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  6. the shading if the colors is done very well.nice job..

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  7. Thankyou, Anthony...
    Welcome to my blog, Gwen..thank you for the encouragement

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  8. Hello,Atul.welcome to my blog...you are right about reducing the time and number of brushstrokes- I will try it next time to see if it helps!

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  9. Thank you Sandy, you are generous as ever!
    And Deb, You are so kind.I love the flow of oils but they are hard to handle! So I end up doing a thing over and over again.

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  10. Thank you,Manisha..i thought this painting was disappointing!

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  11. Oh I am too having such a hard time 'letting go'. But sometimes it works not to and this is a lovely example of that. Such intense light!

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  12. Thank you,Liz, Thank you,Doreen..art is a constant learning journey, I believe.I am learning at every step! Thanks for all of you who encourage me to no end.

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