At this point in my artist journey, I really thought that I had come through the painter’s block. I picked a bouquet of lilies from my flower garden and set to work on a new painting.
I really like how this turned out at first, but this is just a small corner of this painting…
Here’s the whole thing when I first started, before I reworked it, added a vase, took away the vase, added a vase again…
Before I decided I would change the background and make it darker…
Before the live flowers began to fade and fall off…
And here it is still sitting cast aside…maybe someday to be resurrected… maybe not… 😦
I really messed up, and I still don’t know how to change this.
One thing I learned here is that I have no step by step process for painting. I just kind of wing it.
That is what I now set out to discover…
But I have to say that I was extremely discouraged at this point. I really thought that perhaps it was time to quit painting. My painter’s block had come to it’s most critical point.
5 thoughts on “Major Mess Up”
Maybe just show the top of the vase, a close up on the blooms. Or why does it need a vase at all… fantasy floral. Ahh, I know you have better ideas than I do. It will come 🙂
I don’t know why I thought it needed a vase. I really like the before painting… It’s my constant struggle with being realistic versus being loose… When I get back to this painting it will be be when I know exactly what to do with it. Don’t know when that will be, but that is what I’m learning. 🙂
While I do like the before painting, I also like the after. Stop looking at it for a while, work on something else, then finish it. I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful once you do.
Thank you, Amber… I love the encouragement!!! ❤
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