Wednesday, June 03, 2009

(5x7)
Vegetable bin still life.
Green peppers, which look so simple to paint with their fluted forms, always confound me. I tried too hard on the green pepper to get every little light and dark I saw--usually a mistake, no matter the subject. Then I went in and tried to "fix" and get it right. (Contrary to my advice to others!)
On the other hand, the red pepper, which I felt was not going so well--and so left alone!--turned out much better.
Painter, heal thyself!
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9 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

They all look pretty good to me. I know the feeling you describe, though--wonderful, Laura. I always enjoy your color palette, too.

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Watercolorist said...

Third try - sorry. Made mistakes in previous two posts. It's really hard to leave something alone. The old adage "less is more" is so true for many things. But your painting does not look overworked on the green pepper. The watercolor has a vibrant quality to it. The compliments of green and red really work well here.
Jean

shicat said...

Hi Laura I am looking for the over workded area and can't find them? Your colors are as rich as ever.

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I know exactly what you're talking about, Laura! If we only had someone standing behind us while we paint to say STOP at the right time :) Of course, this looks good to me so again maybe you're being too critical on yourself.

Cathy Gatland said...

Hee hee - it's comforting to know I'm not the only muggins who can't resist fiddling. I catch myself saying out loud "Leave it! Leave it!" As the others say, this doesn't look overworked - as fresh as ever, love your clear blue shadows.

Barbara M. said...

Painter believe in thyself!
All of the problems you see, look just right to me.

You are so good Laura. Turn off the editor voice, and just paint.

Take care,

Barbara

Charlene Brown said...

I can't imagine that pepper holding up for a couple more days. If it actually looks as perfect as your painting, somebody's going to eat it!

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