Right Handed Strawberry

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Monday, 2 December 2013

Sun Seeker

Whenever I buy a bunch of flowers I usually take a whole load of photos as well so when I am stuck for inspiration I can usually find something. This sunflower brings back memories of what a glorious summer we had this year.

 Lately I've also been economising by painting on top of paintings that have failed. I scrape  the surface to get rid of any texture and then wipe with some liquin. I find this gives a better surface than a new canvas board, also some of the under painting can be left to show through to give a more richer effect. Underneath this painting is one I did of wildflowers last year, at the time it looked ok but only when you look back can you see the errors. I am my own worst critic and I think most artists are but with experience you just know when a painting has failed or succeeded in portraying what you want.
Sun Seeker
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
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2 comments:

  1. I paint on top of failed paintings all the time, and I agree on every word you said . Love your sunflower, very vigorous and full of movement, really great.

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  2. I would say this is certainly a success! I do it all the time, painting on older failed ones, true that it helps to build the new one better. But my little seven year old nephew looked at what I was doing and said the old one looked so beautiful, how could you spoil your own creation! I said that is the way it works :-)

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