It is said that an artist is their own worse critic…well I certainly have been. I know it is a good thing to take pride in my work and always push the boundaries in order to achieve the level of painting that I want to achieve; not comparing myself but to be better than I was yesterday. So with that in mind I have realized that while I am painting and pushing my boundaries, I am developing; but in the process I am also advancing which can be somewhat crippling at times because I then am dissatisfied with a painting not long after it is finished. I have an idea, an image in my head that I want to attain…therefore I often don’t appreciate the beauty of a piece that I just painted.
I have been going through my studio getting organized for new clients and new work. In the process I came across some older paintings that I did on watercolor paper. I have a new appreciation for them; absence makes the heart grow fonder. 🙂
It reminds me of when I go to my sister, Charlene`s, home. She has collected many pieces of my work: a handmade, lidded ceramic box with intricate carving and a soft moss green, sugary glaze, little leaf print dishes with tiny coiled feet, an ornately carved tile piece, and (among other works) paintings which I made so many years ago. When I see them I can`t help but gaze a little longer at them and wonder why did I not appreciate these before? I am thankful that she has kept them safe. It is like old friends that someone has taken care of for my return visit.
These flower paintings do have a charm of their own and I can see that they can be loved and appreciated by someone as much as I have come to love them. If my work brings joy to one person it will have been worth it.
I can imagine them all being framed and hung as a group on one large wall or even in some small, precious, sitting nook to be enjoyed while relaxing for the day. I can imagine that they will be quietly speaking peace to the home where they will live.
Well today I have decided that in order for this “river” to flow I will let these paintings fly away to rest in whichever home they are meant for.
I am letting go with love, joy and peace …sending these out to their new families. My hope is that once they have been framed and placed in their perfect nest, that the owner would take a photograph of themselves with the painting (or just the painting if you wish) and allow me to have a digital copy for my portfolio. It would be such a good memory for me.
Each one, no matter the size, is CAD $60.00 each (plus shipping).
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I am including larger, individual images with the size and description underneath each one….keep scrolling. 🙂
Ink and Watercolor on YUPO – 26 inches x 16.5 inches.
Big Pink Poppy – Watercolor on Paper. 16 x 20 inches.
Irises – Watercolor of paper. 11 x 15 inches.
Red Poppies – Watercolor of paper. 11 x 15 inches
Pink Poppies Watercolor on Canson Painting Board 16 x 20 inches.
Poppy – Watercolor on paper. 11 x 15 inches.
Red Poppy- Watercolor on paper. 11 x 15
Orange and Red Poppies – Watercolor on paper. 11 x 15 inches
Tulips – Watercolor on Canson Paint Board. 16 x 20 inches
Poppies in the Breeze. – Watercolor on paper. 11 x 15 inches
Blue Vase. Acrylic on Windsor Newton 140 Lb paper. 22 x 30 inches.
Love, Joy Peace- Watercolor on Windsor Newton 140 Lb- 7 x 10 inches.