Tuesday, October 5, 2010

White Lily WIP 3

Here is the next phase of my White Lily. I painted the leaves and decided the background needed to be darker. I had thought about adding some mid ground but decided the Lily can stand on it's own. I photoed the painting indoors so the colors are not as bright as they would be in the sunshine. But alas there is very little sunshine out right now. I do think the colors are blending together better than before. I just need to work on the details and clean it up a little and then it will be done.

I'm spending a great deal of my time working on my large painting for Stockley Gardens. Some days I like the way it is going and other days I am a little frustrated. When I start a painting, I have a vision of what I want it to look like. Sometimes the painting comes out just that way. (Like the White Lily is coming.) Other times I just cannot capture my imagined version. The painting can find a vision of it's own that is very satisfying or it just does not work. I feel like I am on the fence with this painting and I'm just not sure what direction it is taking me!!!

I think that I'm getting a little tired of painting flowers. Just like I had become tired of painting fish. I just don't know what I'll work on next.


Diana said...

this is lovely, like the background darker too. it makes it pop more. I'm sure the bigger flower painting is fine. Stop for a couple of days , keep it propped up on an easel so you can see it and as you walk by you'll know if it needs any thing else. I know just what you mean, some paintings are like that. Good Luck at Stockley, Diana

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you so much. I have been too busy getting ready for the Stockley Gardens show. But I know that you know how that is!