Wednesday, March 11, 2009

more stargazers


(about 12x12)

I started this yesterday, when I painted the flower on the right; today I did the one one the left. What a difference a day makes--I wish I had painted both yesterday! I think I'll let it alone overnight then do a little lifting tomorrow to try to correct the most egregious mistake: the way those pistils are lined up so unnaturally. Maybe I can get back some white too.

It must be about 65 degrees here today, though gray and humid, and I used some of my painting time to sweep the deck and get my bike out of the shed ... so maybe my mind wasn't on painting!


Many thanks to Sandy, Ruth, and Deb for their suggestions in their comments on yesterday's post about how to cut pieces from an unwieldy and uncooperative roll of watercolor paper. (You can read their suggestions here.) I measured and cut a piece 36 inches wide today with much less frustration.
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5 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

You are way too hard on yourself. The other lily looks more abstract, and that seems right.

It's true the spring is distracting.

Take care,

Barbara

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The lilies are gorgeous! I've been a "lurker", enjoying your paintings for some time now.

I actually have a picture of stargazers on my desk because I planned to french bead some soon!

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful work!

Mineke Reinders said...

Keep painting those stargazers and don't be too hard on yourself. They're lovely! I love how you give your flowers space on the paper and let them shine.

A Brush with Color said...

I agree with Barbara M--why are we always so hard on ourselves? Your work her is beautiful--these lilies are long and lithe and lovely to me. I'd be pleased as punch if I'd come up with these. Your shells are really pretty, too.

Sandy said...

Stargazers have always been my favorite, they smell the whole house up with their fragrance.

beautifully done.

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