Friday, May 30, 2008

Diane's Patio (Flowerpots)

I am posting this older painting to remind myself what I like about painting in the first place. If I don't rush, if I take a good photo of a subject that appeals to me, if I paint in the studio without thinking about how I ought to be painting outdoors like the "plein air" folks, if I don't try to do a quick fast painting for the daily painters site, I can actually create something beautiful. Maybe it is time to go back to basics, because I have been all over the place lately.

PS Photobucket, which used to host my images, is now holding them for ransom. This is a screen grab that came out dark and blurry, and now needs editing.


ria said...

Hi Rhonda,
I can appreciate what you are saying. I go through the same thing myself. I struggle with daily painting and sometimes wonder why. I feel the need to focus on quality and subjects which draw me in but I haven't allowed myself the time. I've felt that I need to re-access my motives for completing a painting a day. (Not that I actually finish one a day!) There's a part of me that's afraid I'll miss out on something big.
BTW . . I really like "Tools of the Trade"

~ Ria

Daniel Peci Fine Arts said...

I love the intensity of color in outdoor lighting!

Jo Castillo said...

This is really lovely. I love old flower pots, especially with geraniums. Sigh....