My last post wasn’t very positive – it was positively negative. I’ve lost a lot of reference photos but I’ve decided I just need to get over it and get painting. So here’s my latest.
I enjoyed painting a flower portrait for a change. There’s so much complexity and symmetry in floral subjects so they lend themselves to detailed paintings which can be very therapeutic – here I am in charge of my subject, studying detail and recording what I see. I can also be a bit looser in the background – mixing colours on the canvas, suggesting with a hint of pink and green that there are other proteas in the garden. I can take control , no passing clouds to change the landscape form, no scrambling to finish before the light changes.
Today that’s what I needed – a sense of order restored!
3 thoughts on “Moving on”
Way to go! Positivity is much more helpful than negativity! ALWAYS!
And the protea painting is beautiful!
This is beautiful Lindy! I love the softness in the colors which is really a hallmark of protea flowers.
Thanks Laura- flowers are fun to paint. Also the painted flower is the only flower safe from the local wildlife!
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