Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"What a Life"

"What a Life" - Oil - 14" x 18" - $700

"'What a life,' is a phrase I utter frequently. From the joy my kids bring me, to the experience of flying with my (fantastic) husband, to the enthusiasm sparked by a bunch of flowers set before me to paint, I have much to be exuberant about. Here you can see it fully expressed in the heady application of paint." --- SFG


Though I loved this flower arrangement when I started this painting, I found myself approaching it timidly. By going for more contrast and concentrating on an abstract design, I was able to break through and express the vigor of the subject and my reaction to it. Rely on your subconscious when you find yourself working too hard and thinking too much!

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