March 21, 2012

Albero - Tree, small acrylic painting

I came across this nice quote suitable for a lovely day like today:

"What is the meaning of life? 
To be happy and useful."  
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama 

March 12, 2012

Rich Peonies - acrylic still life painting

Rich Peonies
12"x12" (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on canvas

Something about this peonies gives me a rich and wealthy feeling. Not sure where I get if from: the abundance of petals, the background color, or the shiny vase. The fact is, I enjoyed painting them very much.
Oh, I can't forget to mention that I got the photo from an old painting challenge by Evhe, at A nos pinceaux.

Thanks for stopping by and reading. Ciao :)

March 10, 2012

Daffodils - Acrylic still life painting 'revisited'

12x12 (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on canvas, framed

Photography Prints

I liked my Daffodils painting (previous post) but some things did not convince me 100%. When I took it to my painting group's critic day, I received several good comments, and some constructive critiques that confirmed my iffy feelings and made me decide to rework it.

Is it better now? I'm not sure, but I hope so, because there is no way back. :)