Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Radish Roots"

This took entirely too long to finish - almost 7 hours. I don't know what I was thinking when I set up this still life. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out - even though it ended up a lot tighter than I would like to paint.

This bowl is one my dear friends Al & Jeni Hoeksema made. Their beautiful work has been featured in many of my still lives. Check out their cool site (I built it for them :)



Blogger Todd Bonita said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for the comments. This came out really well, don't beat yourself up with how long it took. I think the better ones take longer any way. You and I are driving down the same highway, I'm a stay-at-home dad who paints slower than I'd like and one day hope to finish one every day. keep at it, you're really good.

All my best to you,

7:44 PM  
Blogger Ron Morrison said...

If its any help, it now takes me a coupla hours to do what it used to take three days to do. What do they say? Get good first, then get fast. (I'm still working on the good.)You've got the good.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Brendy Vaughn said...

Todd - thank you for the compliment, I don't feel that I'm all that good at it sometimes. In fact I was just expressing my painting frustrations to a friend hours before I painted this.

Isn't great that we get to be home with our children during this time? I'm so thankful for that.

Ron - it's very encouraging to hear you say that what used to take you days now only takes hours. That is my goal. As far as you working to get good, you are all ready there as far as I'm concerned. Your work is beautiful.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is just beautiful! No one would ever guess that you labored over it.
You have it. Put the Palette Knife in the drawer ;)
I also, am just getting good about putting it all down in one session. It takes time and miles of canvas.

1:45 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oooh this is gorgeous!

2:08 PM  

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