Another Bouquet…

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8″ x 8″ oil on linen

Still working through my block by keeping on painting, I decided to join a challenge on Instagram to use their palette of the week to play with. That is what I did here. I just used the colors in their suggested palette and painted a bouquet from my garden.

I never named this painting and it was part of an Instagram giveaway that included pottery by my potter daughter Sage and a glass blown flower by my glass blowing daughter Tera. 🙂

What do you think? Kind of wild…?

 

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Peonies and Wisteria

Using a similar technique and color palette as I had in my last painting, I tried painting a simple bouquet from my flower garden. For some reason this is where I began to feel that I was lacking confidence in what I was doing. I love how the painting turned out, but I felt that overwhelming “block”.

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12″ x 12″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas

$250

Here are a couple shots from my studio of the sides…

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Hope you are enjoying this journey with me… If you missed my first post you may not know what I’m talking about, so go to Painter’s Block.

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Fading Beauty

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Fading Beauty
9″ x 12″ oil on Ampersand Panel
$225

One thing I tried in getting out of my painter’s block was using a different color palette. I love the way this one turned out. This was a fading bouquet of flowers that my daughter had and being that I am well into that “fading beauty” stage of life, it intrigued me to try and make something beautiful out of something that was aging.

Looking back I think perhaps I should have continued to explore this looser painting style and this palette. Perhaps I will be able to do that now that I have a fresh perspective on things. 🙂