Friday, November 29, 2013

"Sunflower Study 3" --- Sold

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I used an odd angle for painting sunflowers. I don't have much of experience of painting the backside of the sunflower. I dealt with mainly the stalk and sepals rather than the peddles. This angle is not as attractive as the front. I feel a little uncertain if I am on the right track. Rationally, I believe it is needed to keep my study as thorough as possible. So inevitably, I will encounter situations that may not be in favor of me. However concerning my business, I might have shot myself in the foot. As an artist, I want to be successful just like everybody else, but must I show the good side always? Well, it is a question, and I don't have a firm answer for it. I feel a little foolish today, but it may not be a bad thing for the long run.

4 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Good day, it is always great to see both the perfect paintings and the experimental (we won't call them failures because they are not). Enjoy your day!

KayD said...

All of your work is beautiful and I am grateful that you share both your thoughts and the images. I learn from both.

maelinda said...

You are not shooting yourself in the foot when you paint studies for the purpose of improving your work. You are teaching us an important lesson...that even great artists must practice new techniques and tackle new subjects to stay fresh. We all must keep learning and doing 'exercises' so our work improves. Thanks so much.

Connie Nobbe said...

I agree with maelinda. These are studies. It's all part of growing and taking risks. We learn from you, and if you are okay with trying out new things, then it gives us permission to do the same. Besides, this is perhaps an unconventional view of a flower, but you did it very well.