Thursday, March 15, 2012

Revisiting an Old Painting and Great News!!!

November 2010 I had the pleasure of taking a Flora Bowley Class.
We started on 2 paintings and I never completed a painting. So I decided to revisit it.
I struggle with this kind of painting. I believe it is less of an illustrative or narrative style of painting. (If that makes any sense). I tend to want to show you how I feel or tell you instead of letting the painting do the talking. I think both Jesse Reno and Flora Bowley have the same style of painting, except Jesse is more manly man paintings and Flora's paintings are beautiful in a feminine way.  Love them both!

This is what the painting looked like after my workshop. Did not like it at all.
But I never give up!!!! Oh no I don't!
Continued working

This is what I have so far. Not completed yet, but I will revisit again.
I do this often. Set it aside. If nothing is coming to me and then come back when I see something. Keep on going.

Also I have some really great news!  I was just told that I will have 3 of my pieces exhibited at the Goggleworks - Center for the Arts - Vanity Fare an offering of Art, Fashion, and Creativity jured by Lyn Godley and Pam Ptak. What an honor!! May 4th to June 3rd. Yay!!!!



And then to top it off I am going to the beach this weekend!!!! Ocean City MD for the St Patrick's Day parade with my fabulous husband!  Oh how grateful I feel right now.
I am so grateful!!!

Watching sunsets on the bay and.....
And sunrises on the beach..(to tell you the truth I don't see many sunrises. Steve wakes me up I look out the window and say "That's nice sweetie" and lay my head back down and fall to sleep, What can I say not a morning person)

Please visit the wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday hosted by the fantastic Eva and Kristin!!

Have a great week everyone!!!
May Joy reach you were ever you are!
 

46 comments :

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on Goggle Arts!! Enjoy the beach :).
Stay inspired!

Cameron said...

Congrats ! That is great news!

This painting revisited is just so vibrant and colorful....a happy, gorgeous piece!!

Have a wonderful weekend at the beach!

Helen Campbell said...

Congrats on the Googleworks exhibit! I really like how your painting is progressing. And I like the idea of setting it aside and coming back later.
Enjoy your sunsets and occasional sunrise. I love the red sun in your photo. :)

Becca said...

Congratulations on your exhibit Heather!
I love seeing how your painting transformed.
Have a great time at the beach!

craftattack said...

Lovely floral painting, congrats on your good news and have fun at the beach!! Just watching the sun rise here as I write this! Valerie

Hybrid J said...

Great work and love the spirit of never give up. Good on you!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Wonderful News! Congratulations!
I love your painting. Great composition and the flowers are gorgeous.

Kokopelli said...

Oh, I remember Ocean City from my visit about 20 years ago. So much fun!
Love the colors in the flower paitings.

kat said...

Love your flowers...yes I understand completely. I need certain pieces just to stand and time to pass before going back to them. It's fun to play and stop, look at, add colour, take it away...anyway, your flowers are great, thanks for sharing the process with us and enjoy your week-end! xx

Netty said...

Congratulations on your great news. Loving your wonderful WIP. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

Nordljus said...

How wonderful! Congrats on the exhibition! How good to continue working on your painting, and turning what you don't like into something you do like. The colours are beautiful! Happy a lovely weekend! Happy PPF!

Bren said...

Congratulations on being included in the Goggle Arts exhibit! And for your upcoming get away.
I'm glad you revisited your canvas, love what you were able to do with it, it's always fun to learn, but only take the portions that fit with our own unique ways.

Carolyn Dube said...

Wow- your painting is Wow! I thought the pics of it in the earlier stages was great but I think you made it even better with the paint you've added. I just finished a class is Jesse Reno and it was a very different style of painting than I was used to but I learned so much about myself doing it. Have a wonderful time in Ocean City!

Arlene said...

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING, SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO STOP AND FINISH LATER. CONGRATULATIONS!

carlarey said...

Congrats on getting your work accepted into the exhibition, very well deserved.
I like how you've kept working on that painting, making it more and more your own style.

Pointy Pix said...

Firstly-congratulations on your exhibitions - that's fantastic news! I've no doubt you'll sell out as your work is wonderful. I really like this painting even though you feel it is still a work in progress - it has your style all over it.
Hope you have a great St.Patrick's weekend. is it weird that folk in America love to celebrate this day yet even though I'm Irish and still living in Ireland I never do celebrate. Instead we're heading off to Scotland tomorrow for a week taking advantage of the public holiday we get for St. Patrick's day on Monday to not use as much of my own holiday leave!)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Have a great weekend at the beach, Heather!
And congratulations on your 3 paintings being accepted! Yay!!
Love what you've done with your WIP, too.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

faye said...

Wow, what a difference the detail work made, Heather! The piece is super gorgeous. And congrats on your honor. You deserve it with your wonderful works.

Heather said...

your flowers are gorgeous and i love the details you put in them!
Congratulations on your Google Arts!!!!!!!!

Michele Oliver said...

I love your painting, all the colors are so fun together. Gorgeous!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh I think this piece is shaping up to be a real beauty, you're revisit is really giving them piece impact, truly lovely! Happy PPF! #6 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

bohemiannie! art said...

Congratulations!!! On Goggle Arts AND such beautiful progress on your very dreamy painting!

RobanStudio said...

Congrats on your exhibit and upcoming trip. Your painting is beautiful!!! Happy PPF!

Anne said...

Congratulatons on Goggle Arts, that's wonderful!
Beautiful painting, fresh and radiant!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

The revisited piece looks fabulous. Love your illustrative style for the flowers. Congrats on the exhibit and have a great time in MD!!! such joy this friday :)

Catherine... said...

Congratulations..fantastic news... loving the colours you've used in your painting... love the beach photos...I'm beach person...would live on the beach if I could... :)

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Congrats on the exhibit news...and I'm really loving the painting!

Sadee Schilling said...

Oh wow, this is turning out AMAZINGLY beautiful! I really love your style. I am going to a SQUAM workshop where Flora will be teaching, and I chickened out on taking her class. I understand what you mean about having trouble with this style of painting--I like to illustrate or paint in narrative too; it's hard for me just to let go and let the painting direct itself. But I see the risk paying off here in this piece of yours. Again, AMAZING job! And congrats on your great news! :) --Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

congrats on the exhibition... such great news, and great work on the revisit painting... it is coming along beautifully and starting to look like you!!!! have fun at the beach...xx

Mother of twenty daughters said...

What amazing news! Your art is so beautiful,totally deserves all this and more! Have a great time at the beach!

Jennibellie said...

Lovely piece, and congratulations on the exhibit, much deserved :) tfs, Jennibellie xx

Ayala Art said...

Congrats on the googleworks!
And thank you for sharing the awesome WIP pictures, Very nice!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

You added a lot of definition to your painting, making it yours.
Congratulations on the show! Wish I could visit it to see your work live. :)
Lovely views, so peaceful.

Sophia said...

Congratulations to you, Heather, Well done and very deserving! :)

Deb Harvey said...

Congratulations!!!! Great news! I love your painting...it's very happy!

Pamela Holderman said...

Congrats and love the beach pictures. Can't even imagine as it is snowing here! Your color sense always amazes me and I love how your art is progressing.

Tammie Lee said...

your painting is really coming to life as you continue to explore it.
Congratulations on your pieces being in that show. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

*jean* said...

i think you have illustrated the best thing about taking a class with another artist...you make it your own...i never give up on my paintings and am very fond of setting them aside too! your revisitation is gorgeous and i love the bit of the original texture underneath..congratulations of showing your pieces in such a fine venue!! happy PPF week!

EVA said...

Hope you had a fabulous wknd away! It should was a wonderful one- weather-wise. Love what you are doing with this painting now - it is looking great. And CONGRATULATIONS on the show!

Renee said...

Hooray for you! Your painting is beautiful.

Sparkly Heart Studio said...

as always, love your work, and congrats on the show!!! xoxo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Congrats on having your art on exhibition! That is so exciting!
I love your flower painting. I like how you took inspiration from Flora and made it your own. I am really inspired by her style of painting. :) Great, encouraging attitude about not giving up too!

pauline said...

Heather, i think your painting is BEAUTIFUL!! Wanna know what makes the difference for me? The added black and white. I'm slowly beginning to learn that sometimes - just a touch of these two colors can bring everything together. So glad you didn't give up on this one. Wishing you a wonderful week! xoxo

Flo said...

I find your beautiful painting. The colors of these flowers with shades of pink are very harmonious and you were right to work to finish!

Suzanne said...

I like what you did with your Flora painting. I just took her e-course and have 9 paintings in the works. I'm just never satistfied, and I keep covering everything up. I think what you did is wonderful.

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