Stage 5 Pink Water Lilies
Work In Progress
12" x 16" oil on gallery wrap canvas
Now I am getting somewhere with this painting! After working on it again last night, this oil of pink water lilies is finally taking shape and going in the direction I want it to. I had intended to wait until I finished it to post about it again, but I am so excited I wanted to share it today. It may take a couple of more days to finish.
Some of you may not have read my previous posts where I stated that I am a self-taught artist, and have learned to paint over decades of trial and error. Most paintings nowadays flow easier than this one did, for whatever reason. I learned most of my painting knowledge from books, dating back to when I was a teenager. At age 15 the one I poured over most of all was "Carlson' s Guide to Landscape Painting" by John F. Carlson. It's really an oldie, first published I believe in 1929 and the ninth printing was in 1971. I believe you can still find it on Amazon. I highly recommend it for beginning artists; but all artists at all stages in their career would benefit from this book.
Having said all that, sometimes I still just paint by instinct; I don't always know why I do what I do or if I could repeat it again. Does anyone else relate?
Thank you for viewing my art !