February 7, 2012

Bouquet of flowers - acrylic still life painting

"Bouquet of flowers"
12" x 12" (30.48 x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

I'm way past he deadline for this: it was suppose to be for the January's A nos pinceaux painting challenge, but I was not happy with the background, so I kept going it until it made sense to me. 
I have to admit I ended up looking for ideas online, and getting inspired by Cezanne's background in his Flower's in vase. Now I'm pretty happy with it, and I learned a lot during the all painting process.  :))
Evhe has been so nice that she posted it on the challenge's blog even if I was late. :)


"I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping 
and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Paul Cezanne


4 comments:

  1. Hai Robie! I find it quite rightly Evhe placed it on her blog. Your painting is so beautiful! All the flowers but in particular the roses! Great job!

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  2. It's wonderful. Good for you for plugging away at it until you were satisfied. I think you are right, it's the only way to learn and progress as an artist.
    Happy Painting.

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  3. I didn't see the picture, but your bunch of flowers is very fresh, it's a very nice painting, Robie.
    And thank you for your comment on Padt.

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  4. Thank you guys, good feedback is always great to hear, even more so from fellow artists. :) I'm now working on the next challenge from Evhe, I realized that at first I'm very realistic on my painting, then I'm not satisfied with it, and a second phase kicks in where I start making it personal. So it does take me a longer time that others to finish a painting, but I Guess I enjoy it this way. Sure I'm learning a lot. Thanks Renate, Nora and Sylviane for encouraging words!

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