Saturday, September 20, 2014

Making Arrangements

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16



















Ugh! Couldn't get a photo without a bunch of glare.

After posting yesterday's picture, I decided the background was too light.  I had originally intended for a really dark background that everything would disappear into.  Even though I really loved the painting, after waking up at 3:00 AM and stewing about it for 1/2 an hour I decided to get up and repaint the background.

I am not sure if I made a mistake or not.  I think this is a better picture. But it lost the vitality of the first version.   I think I like this one better but I am mourning the loss of the original. What do you think? Mistake or not?  At least I have the photograph!


Friday, September 19, 2014

No Name Yet

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16 



















Any ideas for a name would be greatly appreciated. For me it is the hardest part of the painting.
But besides it not having a name, I just love this one! I am on a floral kick. I already have my next two set-ups ready to go.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Red

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16