Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Double Hibiscus

Double Hibiscus
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

Isn't it funny how some days the paint flows with ease, and other days, it seems to have a mind of its own and doesn't cooperate? Yesterday was like that for me. I took the day off to get to some appointments, which, unfortunately were also stubbornly difficult, and found that despite the 'time' to play, the day just wouldn't cooperate! LOL Oh well, at least I got the weeds taken care of ...!

I have this wonderful double hibiscus that has almost completed its blooming and I thought I'd try to catch it in paint - but without my usual pencil sketch under it, AND an attempt to paint it loosely. I added some of my ornamental grasses, also blooming to give it a bit of background. Alas, it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted, those additional petals in the centers really giving me a hard time. I do like the colors -- but the finished work is not one of my favorites. Good thing there's another sheet of paper in my journal! LOL

Off to work an hour earlier today. I've meetings from arrival until dinner - so I hope everyone has a terrific day and I'll catch up as soon as I can. The work-a-thon has begun!


Teri C said...

Despite your feelings about it, it is just beautiful from this viewpoint! lol

Anonymous said...

The advantage we have is tha we can't see the "original." I think this painting is gorgeous and I love the flowers. Just think of it as taking "poetic license" instead of not getting it the way it really looks. After all the flowers are 3-d and that's so hard to capture. But I love love love the way this came out. Hope your day goes well.

Joan said...

Sometimes we paint and just don't get what we envisioned in our mind when we started out. However to the eyes of the rest of the world it looks lovely as is!!!!