Sunday, January 20, 2013

Waving the White Flag


Day 19 Poppies
6 x 6 
Acrylic on canvas

Well things went sideways today, my poppies got so tight and finicky looking,  didn't like the design or the hues and so reworked and reworked and in frustration finally just started slopping on the paint!  Lo and behold now I am starting to enjoy myself and I'm liking the looser look.  However dropping the final piece on the floor and smearing the white final touches right across the piece nearly put me into a frenzy.  Enough, just photograph and move on.  Many lessons learned today including when to wave the white flag! 

7 comments:

Kay Wyne said...

I feel your pain.......especially the dropping on the floor business. I do like these poppies.

Sandy Sandy said...

I like the way you turned this around. Nice and loose.

Theresa Grillo Laird said...

Really Nice! So loose and free!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

It came out beautifully, Barb! I dropped on of mine upside down last week. Thank goodness I had just vacuumed the studio floor, or it would have had all kinds of interesting texture :(

Helen Moreda said...

These flowers are just right. Soft and lovely. But the most important thing.......when to wave the white flag. this Challenge has taught me so much!

Jane said...

Somedays it just doesn't work...not the case here in my opinion, love these poppies, the rose color and the great light !

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks everyone. I'll have to keep working at the flowers and never give up.