Monday, 14 January 2013

Too much time spent painting!

For weeks now I have been trying and trying to paint,I have dozens and dozens piled up.The joy is that using acrylics you can repaint over them or change the bits you are unhappy with ,add to them or just leave them alone.I start by painting a background,usually 4 or 5,this is what the first painting is.
The painting above started with just such a background.I never quite know what the end result will be.
Seeing this one on the screen I can see I have more to do to it.The large blue flowers need centers and some of the stalks need to be a little darker. The colours in the photograph are much hotter than the painting .Its interesting to see them on a screen, you see them through a different perspective and it certainly shows up things I hadn't realised needed to be changed.The whole process is not only relaxing but totally absorbing,leaves little time for housework and meal making!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Jill,
    The colors are so vibrant in these paintings, and the blue is what caught my eye when I glanced at my side bar. Oh, how I wish I had a talent to paint. All of my kids know how to draw and paint.....don't know where they got it from hehe.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  2. Love the colours your using...bright and cheery...makes me think of summer:)

  3. love this painting and I would leave it as it is

  4. There's never too much time spent

  5. not enough not enough keep painting I love them all so much. They have such vibrant colours and are lovely

  6. The new year is over two weeks old, but I still wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year!

    Love your painting!


  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely comment. I love your paintings the colours are lovely very summery. I know the feeling about the housework !!


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