Sunday, January 11, 2015

#157 Ranunculus

painting of ranunculas
Ranunculus
Sorry for the pause in my posting of my daily paintings.  I've been painting lots every day, but just wasn't compelled to post at the end of each day...always wanting to tweak a bit more.  The dilemma of an artist:  when to call a piece finished.  This is why this is such a good challenge for me.  When is  a painting finished?  I am constantly thinking about this and often wish I could show my work midway as often there is a freedom at that point that you don't feel as a work comes to completion.  It is going to be one of my goals in this particular challenge...to let go and release these little paintings at the end of the day.  

Oh and btw, in the language of flowers, ranunculus means "dazzled by your charms.”  I would have to agree with this definition.  There is something very charming about its wiggly stem, wild leaves and orb shaped pop of color.


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5 comments:

Tam Foree said...

Love your Floral still life. Love the colors and the brush strokes. Thumbs up!

martine paquet said...

Whitney, I am "dazzled" by this painting ;-)
So joyous and vibrant !

Sue Marrazzo said...

Outstanding!

Whitney Alexanderson Heavey said...

Thank you everyone! I love orange and pink and together. When I saw the ranunculus in the market, I knew I had to paint them!

Cindy McDonough said...

What gorgeous color! Exactly what I needed on such a blah rainy day!