Friday, May 27, 2011

PPF 11

This time next week the exhibition will be hung and that is what you will see for my pictures for Paint Party Friday week 12. I've been beavering away and  I thought I had time up my sleeve  but the last two things are taking a really long time. I've put a tree silhouette on the moon scape. I did it on paper first and looked and looked and looked at it and decided yes, go ahead. Now it's painted on - I DON"T LIKE IT. But I am stuck with it. Some one even said they'd buy it before I ****** it up! The big problems are the trunk, its too big and, it's just such a totally different picture now. It still needs its interference on the tree but that is not going to change the dead tree look! Ah well, I am pretty happy with all the other paintings. I should have stuck to my colour pallet!
 The big one I started last week is also  ummm... odd. The bottom part is great - I love the sea and the skyline - which you can see quite well on the top picture but the top clouds are just not working.YET
The grass on the bottom picture is just the paper version. I think it works, actually, I know it works, so that is a big long job tomorrow. 

And finally my studio is an absoloute tip! You can't see the floor or the general mess EVERYWHERE in this picture but I just push stuff aside and soldier on. I will do the big clean at the end of next week.

41 comments:

  1. I read your description first, then scrolled down to view the tree and was expecting something misshapen and strange....but, y'know...I think it looks fine. If anything, I thinkthe background could use a bit of darkening. I don't think you buggered it at all!

    ...and I agree on the grass on the 2nd piece...it does give it some nice visual interest, doesn't it?! :D

    Best wishes on the exhibition! Enjoy....I hope you come back with less than you came with!

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  2. You know what? I'm glad you took a step away from your color pallet cause you did a great job with the moon one. I even like the tree. Just give it some time and you''ll learn to appreciate it. :)

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  3. Wow, exhibition time, wishing you good luck & many sales.... you made me laugh, I think you are your harshest critic, there are a million ways to paint any one thing, you may not like it, but it's still wonderful & someone else will adore it, thank goodness for diversity, & here's to F. Ups if they turn out as well as yours!!!

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  4. I'm sure the exhibition will be a success, I love the big tree on purple background. Saludos

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  5. Love the tree picture. Good luck with your exhibition! And I don't like to say this too loud, but my place is always that messy! Valerie

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  6. Nice job with the tree. It's far better than mine. I'm still struggling with balancing out mine properly. :) Nice paintings. :)

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  7. I like the tree - the trunk seems realistic - there are some trees with stouter trunks. Love the background! And the clouds in the other too.

    Good luck next week!

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  8. Your paintings are always so vivid! I hope your show goes really well. Cleaning the studio will give you a fresh start and new frame of mind. Good Luck! Happy PPF! :-)

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  9. each piece is wonderful!
    I wish you a fabulous exhibition.

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  10. you will do great at the exhibition!! your work is fantastic!
    my studio is always a mess when i am preparing for a show also!
    happy paint party friday!

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  11. Good luck with the exhibition! Each painting can teach us a lesson. What you don't like in one, next time you can try something different. It is so easy to be hard on one's self. Love all the colors and the tree. Happy PPF! Theresa

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  12. How exciting, being about to hang your art!
    The tree gives a very interesting point of view. And about it not being your palette, it´s not your usual thing but it is absolutely yours anyway. :)

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  13. Such a typical artist... much to much to hard on yourself!

    Happy Painting!

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  14. I myself love the colors of that first piece with the tree in it. Wishing you a great exhibition and HAPPY PPF!

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  15. Wishing you every success with your exhibition am sure people will love your paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  16. your pieces look fine to me. Good luck on your exhibition.

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  17. Studios should be messy - great sign of much creativity happening!

    Love your work - especially that amazing red sky. You are too critical. Look at all the fans here!!

    Good luck with the exhibition.

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  18. I think you are too hard on yourself!!! I love all these paintings. I am sure your show will be a success! You are just stressing!!! I think the silhouette of the tree looks great!!

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  19. I really like the first piece, but they are both just fine. Have fun with the exhibition and great weekend to you.

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  20. I agree- your paintings look fine! I like the tree...I think I like it better with the tree than without....but I like trees in general. :)

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  21. I can't wait to see pictures of the exhibition! Break a leg! :)

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  22. Before I read what you wrote I thought, "Wow - cool... She 's playing with a different color palette" I like what you've done and I can't wait to see pictures from your exhibit! Yay!!!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. Love your messy spot (all the bottle of potions and dreams) ready to create!

    I look forward to seeing all the art work from the show (good luck with that BTW) Happy PPF

    love dawn xx

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  24. I love seeing another messy artist, i am too! I work better in my mess! great stuff this week, too!

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  25. Oh OK OK! My tree is alright! I like it better today anyway! Yes stressing a bit I think! Thanks for all you love and support it really does make a difference

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  26. thankyou for visitng me today,, i love your work,, just beautiful I'm a follower now!

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  27. I LOVE your tree- I really think your issues with it were maybe from the palette change because this painting is awesome! However, with the second one, I agree with you that the bottom half is spot on- I think the clouds are VERY close to matching the beauty of the rest of the piece- I'd just make them a more subtle- blend them in a little maybe? Anyway, wonderful work- I wish you all the best for your show- you certainly have an amazing collection for it!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  28. I think the tree looks great! And the clouds, too! I understand, though, when something you're working on doesn't turn out as you want it to. So frustrating. I hope you can give your moon painting some space (ah, looks like you feel better about it... just saw your comment) and put the finishing touches on your sunset and feel better about it all. I'm sure your exhibition will be wonderful! Everything I've seen of your work is beautiful!

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  29. They are absolutely beautiful!

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  30. beautiful work...so glad to see someone else's mess...I thought it was just me that worked like that.
    cheers, dana

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  31. I think these are both wonderful paintings. The tree looks perfect to me and I see no problem with the trunk.

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  32. So glad you took some time and decided your tree was fine. It IS wonderful! Yes, you're stressing just a little. ;) Good luck to you Rosie on your exhibition! I'm so excited for you! Your work is awesome and I know everyone will see that!

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  33. You didn't mess up that painting, the tree in the foreground gives it depth. Love your stuff, congrats on the exhibit, lucky you. Thanks for stopping by my place, Happy PPF!

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  34. I hope your exhibition goes well. It's such a great opportunity to interact with the public. I'm always surprised to find that the one piece I don't like that much is inevitably the one everyone else loves. If I may be so bold, I actually like the tree, but maybe what you are not liking is that it doesn't quite match the rest of your moonscape? The tree is opaque and stark looking compared with the ethereal quality of the rest of your painting. It creates contrast and interest though and definitely draws your eye in - which is a good thing. Maybe if you add more paint to your tree to push it back farther into painting maybe you will like it better? But what do I know! I'm proud of you for trying a new palette. It's outside your comfort zone though, so you're bound to feel less confident about it. It will come with time and more practice. Thanks for showing your messy art studio. Now I can show it to my husband and tell him my studio is not alone!! Happy PFF!

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  35. I really like your tree! I think it looks great, those background colours are sooooooooo striking and beautiful, really love your work! Good luck for your exhibition :0)

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  36. Good Luck with your exhibition! Enjoying both pieces and palettes. Pretty awesome one is sold before you've finished!

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  37. Congrats on yr showing! Love yr tree picture of all shown today. Your colors are so amazing!

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  38. Both of the art works are beautiful and that tree is lovely! Good luck with the exhibition...enjoy the moment!

    Annabelle

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  39. I think your paintings are beautiful and I really like that tree in the first one. As someone else mentioned, it gives it depth. Congrats on the show, wishing you many, many sales!!!

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  40. I think your paintings are gorgeous, I love the flow of colors. So dreamy. And it was fun having a peek into your studio!

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  41. You are just being too hard on your wee creative little soul...I know,I do the same thing...Breathe... And best of luck at the show! xo

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