Friday, January 2, 2015

"Abstracted Flowers", 16x20"


Creativity can be very fickle.

Since coming home from the holidays, I've been in my studio every day, struggling to bring a certain painting to life.  It refuses to budge, and I leave the studio every day frustrated and down.  Seems the harder I try to get this painting to work, the further it gets away from me.

Today, I decided to try a new course of action.  I put the old painting away and took out a floral that I had started months ago but never finished.  I started to paint with happy abandon, and this painting cooperated with me!  It may not be to everyone's taste, but I was able to let the paint flow without over thinking it.  I feel like I'm out of my creative rut, and that is indeed a good feeling.

10 comments:

  1. It looks like a winner to me.

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    1. Thank you Sheri. It's great to get positive feedback when we go out on a new limb! Makes me think that maybe I'm not too crazy after all :)

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  2. Wow...now that is what I call soft edges. I wonder how to do that in watercolor. I love the effect.

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    1. I'm so glad that you like it Jo! I was taking a bit of a risk on this one, so maybe it's a path worth following for a while.

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  3. This is certainly to my taste! I love it :)

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  4. I love it Ann. Beautiful colors and even though quite abstracted you can still feel the "solid" foundation, which I like.

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  5. I love it!! Beautiful soft edges. It was great to read this post....I'm struggling with a painting and it is not a nice feeling!! It helps to know I'm not the only one.

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  6. It's definitely to my taste too, Ann!
    Sharon

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  7. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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