Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lilac sprig



...And sometimes it just works. We know not why. All that recent bellyaching, and this one came out nice and painterly, very few brushstrokes, no blending at all, in less than an hour. It was so weird to be washing up the brushes an hour after starting. It's only happened a couple of times like that.


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20 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful and looks fabulously effortless. Send some of that good energy this way, please!

Karen said...

And it looks exactly like that, like it just rolled right off of your brush. You have to love that!
I wish you many many days like this!

L.Holm said...

love love love it. It's all the hours spent on the others that's allowed you to do this.
Brava!!!

loriann said...

Like a jewel!

Vern Schwarz said...

Well this one is loose as a goose and brilliant.

Laurel Daniel said...

Stunning. I love the shadows and light on the stem. So beautiful.

Edward Burton said...

BEAUTIFUL painting, Jala!

Peter Lee said...

Very nice!
I love those colors - deep and settled.
Shadows look great too.
And beautiful background.

Kim Denise said...

It definitely works. Beautiful!

Janelle Goodwin said...

There's a particular glow to your lilac sprig. So lovely.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

This is so poetic, just the way you have placed the flower. I love the tastefully chosen color tones...so pretty!

r garriott said...

Very nice, very loose. An hour?!? I'm in awe (again).

Thanks for your comments on the gamma issue, which I've replied to. I'm going to find a Mac and look at your work from there.

Kerri Settle said...

It's a beautiful, simply elegant painting.

bonnieluria said...

Ethereal, soft, perfect.
How wacky it is that we start the approach the same way, use the same colors, the same brushes and yet. And yet.
You'd think there was a learning process taking place. I say it's the dartboard syndrome.
Some days you just get a bulls eye!
This looks like it.

Jane Hunt said...

Hey Jala,
This is lovely - I've really been enjoying your work! I finally added your blog under "great art blogs" - right where it belongs:)
Jane

Melinda said...

I like the ease with which you painted this lovely painting. Evocative shadows, nice glow in the upper background--well done. Keep going with this relaxed approach!

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you painted this in one hour. Great job!

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful work, Jala - I love those shadows.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments.
Cheers,
J

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I agree with Diane - you make this look effortless! I envy your lilacs - ours are weeks away!