The first painting I did 0f this bouquet, (see below) was driving me crazy. It was really not supposed to be so tight and fussy, and I was compelled to do it over in a looser, more painterly way. So here are the comparisons, I hope the difference shows!
I am going to slowly move a few of my oils from my now stagnant oil blog. Some may have seen them, but I think most were not viewed. Maybe I will post a new and old together to get them posted if they haven't sold, that way they won't fade into oblivion!
We have a row of these mixed trees lining our driveway, and when they are in bloom you can smell them for days. They are so fragrant, and beautiful. Every year we say the same thing, "if only they could last all summer"! I will have to post a picture of the trees in bloom, so you can all get a glimpse. They are definitely one of the best part of our spring. I hated to cut a few small branches for a vase, but now we can look at them all year long.
This was one of those fun paintings, one that felt right from the start. I did have to make myself stop, because I wanted to keep going. I suffer from the "never quite done syndrome"! It's hard to get over that! I feel more flower paintings coming on!