Sunday, 11 May 2008

Pheasant's Eye




5"X7" Oil on panel


This single flower was poking out through a pile of fencing lumber, I guess I had forgotten it was there when I moved the wood. I don't know why I torture myself with this sort of thing really, I don't do it very well. I don't seem to be able to achieve either photographic realism or truly loose impressionism. I land somewhere uncomfortably between the two. I always start out striving for a quick, loose study that just captures the essence of the flower, but I can never leave well enough alone, and end up overworking it. Still this is my cross, and one of the reasons I started doing these daily paintings in the hope that I could work through this.

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