Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A WALK IN THE GARDEN, 6X8, SOLD


Many days, when I try to paint, it is struggle, struggle, struggle.  Then, just when I think I am helpless and need to find something else to do all day, a painting will just drop off my brush with no help from me.  Such was the case with this one.  It may not be impressive to you, but for me, it is a winner.  


It did my heart good to finish a painting with no overworked passages and in record time.  I have been know to spend half a day on a little 5x7 or 6x8.  Usually when I do that, I finish the day with a scrape party.  So I was happy to finish this in less than an hour.  Now that my hopes were sky high, that I had finally found the key to successful paintings, I once again crashed and burned this morning!!

Do you fight this battle too? 

SOLD

10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

It's lovely Carol.....great idea for a painting. Yes, I was less than enthusiastic about anything yesterday. We had those clouds of grey dryer lint hovering over our heads, looks like they are still there today. I'm forced to go out however to go to the eye doctor to see about getting a growth removed from my left lower eyelid before it gets too big. I did paint a couple of ACEOs yesterday; maybe I'll do better today.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Carol, this painting is so natural, everything flows together, probably much like the experience of painting it. I love it! I know what you mean about struggling...I have been fighting with a larger one all week...not just doing the painting, but finding time. Sometimes I want to thow my art supplies outside in a big pile and admit defeat.
And then your blog this morning uplifted my spirits. This great painting, and the work of those other artists on Beatruce Bank's blog really gave me some needed "feel good" moments. Such great designs, and your work looked super. (Fanny Farmer has been one of my staples for cook books) Anyhoo, thanks for sharing!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that the lion I posted epitomizes that crash and burn feeling (plus he makes me smile). I hope that you have many creative, high energy days like the one in which you painted this scene. Your work is wonderful and I just read about you on Tammy's blog (Beatrice Banks) - yay!

Bises,
Genie

Vanessa Bentley said...

Wow, Love the painting! I know exactly what you mean, some days I have to put away the paint because no matter what I do, it turns into a mess, then there are the days where it just works. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with that problem.

Jane said...

This is such a lovely painting Carol, it looks totally effortless as do all the rest of your paintings, if you didn't tell, you would never know there had been a struggle!!
But I think, that what you go through is very common for all of us, when there is no inspiration..struggle sets in.

martinealison said...

Je viendrais volontiers me promener et prendre du bon temps dans cet adorable jardin...
Très jolie peinture ma chère Carole...
gros bisous

Kay said...

wonderful little painting. I haven't felt like actually painting in days..although I have many ideas and have been rolling them over in my little brain. That is how I work though and then the painting comes quickly. No worries..you are a great painter.

Marie Theron said...

There is nothing nicer than the simple impact made by a door, a window or a gate or a fence in a painting. It invites the spectator to enter and imagine what more there could be.

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful painting and very fresh. Just lovely in every way. My battle is stealing time to paint. I just have to carve out whatever time I can and just love everything about oil painting.

Diana Marshall said...

Isn't it great when a painting paints itself and it makes all the struggling at other times worthwhile.
Lovely painting!

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