Monday, March 23, 2009

finishing unfinished paintings

I couldn't make it to my class today, so I pulled a couple of paintings--these two from last spring--out of a pile of unfinished paintings and did some work on the them.
I prefer to finish paintings in one go, or two or three, close together, at most. Usually if I put a painting aside, I won't go back to it; I have trouble re-beginning ... where to start, how to finish?
But, as long as I still have them, I might as well try to finish them: there's nothing to lose.

(1x15)

(11x15)

This is the next one I want to finish, before the magnolia blooms again, which should be within the week!


(15x20)

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13 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you finished them - the top one is my favorite for the startburst composition you have with it :)

Nancy said...

I have the same problem, Laura! These are beautiful, and I'm sure that you're glad that you went back to them.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

These are beautiful. You are just a superb watercolourist. Magnifico!

Barbara

Watercolorist said...

Everyone's paininting flowers. spring is in the air. These are great. Like the looseness of the second one.
Jean

A Brush with Color said...

Laura, they're exquisite. So delicate and such beautiful colors. I love your flower paintings.

Teri C said...

Wowzers, these are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sharon said...

These are lovely, but I particularly like the variation in the green leaves (top image.)

debwardart said...

I really like the top one! And NOW I CAN SEE your other posts - love the fabric and look forward to seeing more!!!

shicat said...

Love the transparency.The burnt umber/brown(?)holds my attention and is a nice contrast. Very earthy.The brownish in the leaves on the top picture is also nice.

TeresaW said...

Grrr, came here via Mister Linky and the March VSD. Was expecting to see the painting you submitted. Slightly miffed, I did a quick surch on your site, but all I saw was what I've seen before, I think your link must have broken. Hey ho.

Laureline said...

How gorgeous, Laura! The rhodendron one is beautifully painted.

Teresa said...

They're gorgeous! You do "whites" so well.

Mineke Reinders said...

I rarely go back to unfinished paintings, but I'm glad you did! These are wonderful, Laura. I love the top one especially, so fresh and a great composition.

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