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This week the peonies went from this:
... and then they took a really surprising turn and went to this:
... when they were originally this:
Dark, thick peonies. No more peonies ever. What next? Maybe a giant croquet ball? A cylinder? A box?
The dog went from this:
... to this, and it’s perplexing. So dark.
Posted at 08:09 AM in Miscellaneous Mockery | Permalink
I think the lower right hand corner improved substantially (the purple-and-white flowers), but really: something that *makes sense* is probably better to paint, instead of peonies. Oy.
I also don't really like the composition of the original it's based from, so there's that, too.
Re: the second painting: the last year has been pretty dark? So there's that.
I have no idea, but you're experimentally learning what glazing does and what it doesn't do, and various other things about painting and pictures, so that's probably a cumulative plus as long as you don't pitch the entire hobby in the trash due to frustration... (but: no more peonies for a good long while, because NO.)
February 18, 2021 at 08:34 PM
KC - I realized that with both I’m supposed to paint on the white highlights last - but it’s a long slog until things lighten up.
February 19, 2021 at 08:19 AM
Internet Rando/Art Critic: I really like the peony change! I can understand how they would be frustrating to paint, but I think the transition this week was good. Sunflowers are still my all time favourite, but I think you should be happy with the peionies too.
February 19, 2021 at 01:36 PM
Ick. Having to think in separate layers seems... challenging. I'd keep wanting to "balance" it at each step...
February 19, 2021 at 02:16 PM
AH -it felt good to paint, even if the peonies still seem to be made out of bologna.
KC - it is hard, but that last twenty minutes when you add the highlights is very satisfying.
February 20, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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