Still a work in progress….slow progress

20 Feb

Tedious tedium
tweedle tweedle dumb….

When I get to this stage in a painting – I often wonder “what am I thinking?”.  Seems like I have been working on this piece forever.  Don’t get me wrong.. I love the complexity and all the detail.  It is just at this point I am getting excited for the next painting – without any shade of pink.  Have I mentioned that each petal takes at least an hour to complete?

This painting will require at least three more sessions to complete.   My favourite stage is when I look at the work and start to balance the colours – a little bit more colour here – and little more darks in there. This really makes the painting pop.

I have my next painting sketched out – actually I have three more sketched out – two more watercolors and one in oil. May have something to do with my anxiousness to complete this.

5 Responses to “Still a work in progress….slow progress”

  1. swrightboucher February 20, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I love it when you show us your works in progress. It's so interesting to be able to see the planning and the progression. Hard to believe a person can take a tiny little photograph and create something so big and beautiful from it.Susan

  2. Helen Shideler February 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Thank you SusanI guess that is where seem artistic licence may come in 🙂

  3. jennifer February 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Looking great!! I love your pink paintings – hope the aversion doesn't last long!

  4. Marilyn Salavantis February 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    I am in awe of your work! You might just make me stop painting for my market at the moment and do what I want to do for ME!

  5. Donna Snyder February 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Wow! Love the colors and the vividness of it all Helen.I'll be checking to see the finished piece – nice progress so far!

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