Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gina's Teapots

In the interest of maintaining some artistic integrity on this blog, I don't think it is fair to my readers to only submit to the blog paintings of which I can be proud. We all paint stinkers occasionally and this happens to be one of mine. I got lost in the cloth patterns, I blopped some dark paint where it needed to be the lightest, I gave up on the background, etc., etc., etc. I like the arrangement and colors of this still life set-up provided by Gina of the Watercolor Workshop and will eventually try a re-do with what I have learned doing this one. We were all to paint from her photo of this and it was a great photo! I'm not making excuses, just saying ya can't win 'em all. The other project for March is to paint anything shiny, so I will try a crystal bowl next. I'll never "get it" unless I keep on trying. I love the process, it is just the end result I sometimes have doubts about.

3 comments:

laura said...

Hi Susan. I agree with your philosophy and post paintings of mine that I'm not pleased with. It's true it shows everyday's not a winner (which my mother would say when she wasn't happy with how the dinner she cooked turned out!), but it also shows that different people see different things--I like the almost animated quality you've gotten into these objects! There's something very nicely whimsical about them!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Laura! While this isn't, as a whole, my favorite painting there are a few things I like. However, when it happens that the final painting ventures so far from what I envisioned, I tend to think I failed and, as always, I know where all the bodies are buried!

Thanks for the encouragement...

RHCarpenter said...

I agree with Laura about the whimsical feeling to this - perhaps the pots are a bit wonky and some things are not perfectly painted but sometimes that is what is most appealing about a painting :) I wouldn't call this one an unsuccessful painting at all.