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Friday, November 30, 2007

Almost December


This is something I started (and thought I finished) last year. When I pulled it out tonight, I realized how terrible the upper right flower was. I'd made it dark and fuzzy and kind of "backgroundish", but it was really horrible. This is better (believe it or not) after a lot of lifting and scrubbing and adding reds and trying to define that center a bit more. (note -- the scan is kind of garish, at least on my monitor...) I don't think it's really salvageable. But I remember how fun it was doing this really fast -- and I think I'm going to pick up a poinsettia for watercolor class tomorrow....

Happy NaBloPoMo to all who posted every day for the month of November! Happy NaNoWriMo to those of you who participated in that, and most especially to those of you who managed to complete 50,000 words! Maybe one day...

And I've enjoyed posting every day, even if it has been rather up-and-down with subject matter. You all can expect more frequent posts from me from now on, I think.
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9 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh goody, more posts.
Congrats to you for posting everyday in November. I knew you could do it!!

I love this painting. I can see what you are talking about and I still love it.

annie said...

Congratulations for sticking it out! I like the painting too, in spite of the upper right hand corner!

laureline said...

I remember this! I find reds so hard to paint and I really admired you for making this painting last year. I still do!
Happy December!

Felicity said...

I think this is super! Not garish at all but stunning reds. Congrats on all the posts!

Diahn said...

Yay! You did it! I knew you could! And I've always like this painting - still do, as a matter of fact. I think the upper red corner just reads as slightly out of focus and points the attention to the focus flower...you da man, uh, woman. :D

I can't wait to see what you did in watercolor class!!

Lin said...

GORGEMENTOUS! SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! I LOVE THE COLOR, THE SHAPE, THE SHADOWS! In my thumbnail, I couldn't decide if it were a photo or painting! I LOVE IT, LINDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Joan Y said...

I coulda sworn this was a photo Linda! It's beautiful! The composition is great!

Julie said...

I really actually like this painting. It is a very nice composition and has a nice amount of depth. The upper right corner doesn't stand out to me because the other flower is so powerful. Nice work, and remember every painting can't be perfect, otherwise you would never grow as an artist...the mistakes help you improve your skills and techniques. Nice work...and it was nice to stop back by your blog, of which I haven't visited for quite some time either!
:)
Have a good week.

bec said...

I love this painting... your color is so alive!