Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New flower painting!

I managed to work on this one and finish it today! Well I think it's finished. I'm so picky with my work lately I want everything I do to be a 'masterpiece' and stress about it when it doesn't turn out the way I had it in my head. I know I should just stress less and just learn from each piece but it's hard not to spot things  don't like in my work. Having said that I'm pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out. I've not painted many flowers on canvas and I'm glad I perservered with this one. I initially wanted a black background like my rose painting but I thought it looked a bit boring so I went over the black with a light layer of light blue and I quite like the texture it gave it.

I'm going to sign and varnish it! :0)


Now for the next one .......

11 comments:

NatashaMay said...

This looks awesome! Great job!

EVA said...

Looks Great! A very southwest feel to it with the blue!

Do you varnish all your paintings?

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola this is lovely! So bright and cheery! I know what you mean about stressing over your work! I do that way too much! I am glad you were able to push through that feeling and get to see the beauty in this piece! :)

Kristin Dudish said...

I agree - the texture is great! So glad you pushed through the stress :)

xo
Kristin

Julia Christie said...

this turned out great Nicola - I definitely like the blue wash over the black! Isn't it funny how critical we can be of our own work?!

I have the same issue sometimes...

Smiles

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, I think it turned out beautiful!! I really love it!! A+++++

Kelly Berkey said...

gorgeous! i just painted my first flower too...might post tonight, even though it needs a bit of tweaking.
hugs to you!

Vickie said...

Nicola, I think it turned out very well. The side shot almost looks 3-D. It's a very fun painting.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Hi Nicola..This Is My First Visit To Your Lovely Site. Thank You For Joining Me As A Follower And While I'm Here, I Will Return The Love.

Your Work Is Sensational! Especially Love Your Jewelry Design And Your Newest Floral Canvas Pieces Are Fabulous! Just Wanted To Pop By To Properly Introduce Myself And I Promise To Try And Visit Often. Sending You A Hug Of Georgian Sunshine This Beautiful Morning, Terri

WrightStuff said...

I know what you mean - sometimes I get too wrapped up on creating the perfect piece that I forget to just let go and have fun! Love the bright feel to this - happy!

Penny said...

There's so much energy in this piece and the colours are very complementary. Love it. xxx

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