Friday, March 23, 2012

WHEN TO STOP

That's a question I ask myself as I paint or embellish any creation.  How do I know when enough is enough.  Is my enough enough?


This is where I left this painted patchwork for now.   I guess I'll stare at it a bit more, then move on.


I also played with two similar pieces again.  I must say, I can't find a good place to take photos.  The camera rounds the canvases distorting the image and I can't get the colors right. I've cropped the photos down, but was unsuccessful in playing with color correcting and shadows.  Operator troubles, I'm sure. 

SEASCAPE IN AQUA
SEASCAPE IN GREEN
The green version has a dark shadow on the lower right side, but you get the idea.  Both of the seascapes were done completely with a palette knife and layer upon layer of acrylics.


More ideas are floating around and I'm happy for that.  It's a good feeling.


I am hoping to visit the flower fields in close by Carlsbad very soon.  Right now I here there are acres of ranunculus in various stages of bloom.  Can you imagine?  Me neither; I'm hyperventilating.  Might just be my new favorite flower...sorry tulips, poppies and zinnias.  I clearly have a wandering eye.  

5 comments:

  1. You could clearly have another career as a fine artist.

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  2. The flower fields are wonderful. I hope you go.

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  3. That first painting is so full of hope and joy, I love it ;)

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  4. Absolutely loving your paintings!! Very inspiring. Hope you're loving San Diego...I know I did:)

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  5. Paula - Natalie from beyond the reef. I love the painting just as it is (the one on the top). Enough to want it for my own home. Love it. Shall I send you an address?

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