Funny, how I was inspired by the image yet didn't stay true to the colors and shadows.
|on the mantel|
next flower was done last Friday when my friend Sonja in Hawaii sent some glorious photos of her own garden... with a tropical hibiscus blossom. It was a lush shade of palest pink, and made me want to try to capture the delicacy in paint
still you get the idea
Sonja can be found at this blog
I notice little details when I go from photo to paint... don't always have a lot of control over it but I try to do an impression of the image, while pulling in little details, like the orange bits above.
now to sketch it on fabric....
Speaking of fabric, this week I wanted to use some tiny sewn blocks, and found this painting in my "parts dept" of old projects put aside...
I went to a zoom lecture by Elizabeth Gilbert last night, and someone asked how she deals with being judged as an artist and writer. She said, we're always being judged... walk into a party and people inwardly think of how your hair looks, what you're wearing, how thin you are... When you do anything someone is judging it... so why not just create and ignore the judging?
That resonated with me... yes... if you're going to be judged anyway, why not make something to have after the judging is over?lol