Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beginner's Mind, with Roses


I'm taking a very informal oil painting class. It's more like getting together with people who like to paint, and working at the same time. With someone in charge to answer questions. I've never really painted in oils before. Beginner's mind!--I keep telling myself. A humbling place to be, for sure.

I'm loving oil. You can do so much with it. Not like watercolor--with that, you drop your paint on the paper and hope for the best. With oil, there's more personal responsibility, if you will.


17 comments:

Rose said...

Good job Anna! Oils are quite different from watercolours aren't they, most of our customers are cautious about "stepping up to them" but love them when they do.

Lydia Jo said...

This is amazing! I love oil paints and look forward to seeing more work from you. I'd say you are a natural.

Christina Gomez said...

So pretty! Great job! Christina

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

~Kate

Sherry said...

it's beautiful. :)
i can't draw a stick figure to save my life
so am always incredibly wowed by others who
are gifted in art. you are gifted.

Lisa said...

I like it!

Lisateresa

Bev said...

I'm a firm believer everyone should take a painting or drawing class at least once in their lifetime. Amazing to see that we ALL have the ability to produce beauty on canvas or paper. Your painting is lovely.

Margo said...

I love your painting! I would love to mess with oils someday - it's my favorite medium to look at with all that texture.

There was a small group of people (from church) who got together once a month to paint, just to make a space for really doing it instead of just wishing they had the time. I love that kind of thinking!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful Anna!

Carol said...

your work is exquisite (MD)

VB said...

Lovely! Pink roses are my very favorite, with yellow a close second!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Like so many of your sewing creations!
Nancy

Anna said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! I'm excited about working on my next piece.

the momma said...

Beautiful, Anna!!

Farrah said...

It's so pretty!

Heather said...

Lovely! I have only been experimenting with watercolors as a beginner, perhaps I should try oil soon.

Genelle said...

Absolutely Fantastic...I would never guess you're a beginner! I'd like that in my bedroom today!

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