måndag 19 mars 2012

Purple Irises in the shade

This is me at the moment. I paint when I feel like it, I have no ambition to sell, I paint cause I love it, not for any other reason. I will still be happy if people like my work and buy it though.
I am working my day job, like always, but I will not feel the need to produce and post every single day. Not that it will mean that my paintings will be better for it, but I will not have to push it to get it posted.

This is a darker exploration of my favorite flower.

11 kommentarer:

  1. Tout comme vous j'affectionne les iris... Bientôt ils fleuriront dans nos jardins...
    J'aime particulièrement les nuances des couleurs que vous avez employées...
    Bises

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, glad you liked it. =)

      Radera
  2. Hej du, I noticed you slowed down your production, nice to see you again. This iris is very dark and almost broody , but still beautiful.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you.
      Right now I want to concentrate on creating, not producing. I think a lot of us get caught up in the "I must post" mode. I am also getting back to why I paint, cause I love it, not for any other reason.

      Radera
  3. These Irises look to be folding up, getting ready for bed - beautifully subdued. And those thin brushstrokes in the background suggest there's something important back there, but it's obscured from our view, like it has a secret. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it - but it feels very personal to me - I really love this one.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Karen. I want to grow as an artist right now, trying new things out, but also to have a life outside work and paing.

      Radera
  4. Yes . . . I too, think this seems like a very personal piece. I don't know if it's because of what you wrote that accompanies it, or if it's just the painting. But I like it regardless. There's a quiet, contemplative feel to it. It really is lovely Roger. (The paintings in your dpw gallery slideshow are just stunning). What a great collection of work.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I am not sure how much it is personal, but I agree that my thoughts about creating, selling, producing and growing as an artist have some impact in it.

      Radera
  5. Hey Roger,
    Yes... having a blog is a commitment and, personally, it can hang over my head some days and give me an exhausted 'anti-creative' feeling. Nonetheless, I think it makes me work harder. I think you're right, paint for yourself.
    Happy Painting,
    Nora

    SvaraRadera