Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Updates to "Sanctuary" and Thanks.....

Happy Wednesday- I hope you all are not getting tired of seeing the same painting again and again!  There are a couple reasons why it's taking me so long...One; It's a lot bigger than what I've been doing lately and it takes time to cover that much space!  Two; I try to alternate my "freer" paintings with more detailed ones (like this one;)) so I don't forget how to do either- I want both styles to be easily available to me ;)  and finally, Three; Now that my kids are out of school for Summer, my painting time is severely limited- that's just the way it is this time of year!
The reason I'm sharing what I did yesterday day is I want to thank you for the suggestions from yesterday- I love compliments just like anyone else, but when they've paired with constructive criticism, they are so very valuable to me!
As always; I enjoyed all the feedback I got, but the one that really hit home yesterday was Elizabeth's:
"I like the roses, and I like their color, but the clematis (is that what it is?) is too bright with the roses AND I thought it was a poinsettia. Of course, I'm no artist, so I don't want it to sound like I'm judging."

And the reason she nailed it, was it was making ME think of Poinsettias too- I just didn't realize it until reading her comment!  And while I like poinsettias, I don't want my Clematis to look like one!
So, here's where I got with the leaves yesterday-
 which was not too far because the kids got up earlier than I anticipated and then the rest of the day delved into taking the middle daughter for her learner's permit- me forgetting to turn the lights off and ending up with a dead battery in an unpleasant side of town (see, she's already learning- turn the lights off, or you cant go anywhere!;)) and then assorted Mommy/Wifely duties......

But, now that I know what I want to do to the Clematis- I found a great reference to follow and fix it:
I'll be using the one in the upper left corner, and maybe borrowing from the colors of the rose too- 
haven't decided yet......
That's all for today, I'll be checking in again for tomorrow for Palette &Paint Thursday- with more updates on this guy.....maybe even double dipping again for Paint Party Friday- just so ya'll don't get *too* bored with this painting ;)


craftattack said...

Love the clematis now, great colours! Valerie

Netty said...

wow its beautiful already, x

Fallingladies said...

This is wonderful so far, i just love clematis, i have purple and white right now in my yard!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Great ideas, Stephanie! I know that "Sanctuary" is going to be fabulous when it's completed ♥