Haven't as much time to paint right now as I would like, so when I got time I get stuck, not knowing what to paint. To avoid that I did another painting for his weeks challenge on DPW is "The Broken Egg Challenge".
This was my 3rd and for now last Physalis painting. There may come more, one never know. I think it is a fun and interesting fruit.
This is similar to the first one I did, I just cropped it a lot more.
This one is done on commission and is a remake of an old painting of mine, with a few changes. It is much smaller and has a cherry on top. This was a real challenge for me, to simplify it, but still look like the original One Cupcake . I'm sure I will do more of this kind.
I really needed to paint something else than trees, even if I was on a roll & liked what I was doing. I took a big painting that I only thought was OK, and painted over it with this iris duo composition. I'm not sure if it was the fact that the panel had a lot of old layers of paint, but I liked the motive, but I f......ed it up. I started again with painting one of the flower on a 20" x 20" panel, liked it (will be shown later) and then I went back to do the original composition, but on a new fresh slightly smaller panel and this is the result.
There is a slight shine in the black line (left lower corner) and it will rephotographed after I varnished it.
I did this one a week or so ago. It had been a while since I did a real big painting, and it had been a while since I painted birch trees. I tried to keep it clean and graphic, but it was before I went extremely graphic,.
I have done a few paintings with Irises lately. I wanted to mix things up and not just explore trees/forest. I am sure others feel the same, but at times something really works, say trees, and one should take advantage of it and do it as long as it works, but I usually get bored and need to have a break and paint something else.
I wasn't sure about this painting when I just finished it, but when I looked at later, I realized that I liked it a lot.
I actually painted this a week ago or so. I finished it the same day I had guests, so I put it in a closet and forgot it. The painting was inspired by another painting that I recently sold, and has more details and structures than I am doing right now.
After a period with experimentation and feeling that things didn't work the way I wanted, I finally found my game again. I started to go more graphic and thought more about design and color scheme etc. The last days has been a blast and I am really pleased with the paintings I have done.
I can paint smallish, but I prefer to go bigger. After some consideration and the fact that I got several smaller canvas-boards laying around, I thought I mix things up and do a few smaller paintings. I tried to keep it graphic, but loose and fun. I think those berries are fun.
Lately I have played around with compositions that has trees on different distances. It has been both fun and frustrating finding the balance between keeping my style and experimenting. Several paintings will not see the day. I can easily finish them up, but even if there is aspects that I love about them, right now I am so tired of them and prefer to move along to new paintings. One thing I have learned is that I have to keep things simple and graphic. Otherwise I get bored with it.
I succeeded in keeping this painting graphic, abstract and fun, or at least I think I did.
I sold one of my favorite waterlily paintings, so I thought I better paint another one in a similar way. Off-course it didn't end up like that. During the process the painting got it's own life and I went with it.