25 June 2012

Aaarrrrgh...



Deze belachelijk grote, topzware pioenen kocht ik zaterdag op de markt. En ik heb ze geprobeerd te schilderen maar ik raakte verstrikt in details en verknoeide het ene na het andere schilderij. Ik raakte zo gefrustreerd! Vandaag pakte ik mijn grote mop penseel en schilderde bovenstaande schets bijna in één keer.
Daarna schilderde ik ook nog onderstaande peren van een foto die al een tijdje lag te wachten op het moment dat jullie allemaal weer aan een fruit stilleven toe zouden zijn. :)
Frustratie is weg, dus misschien kan ik nu weer een meer gedetailleerd werk aan.
Fijne week!

I bought these ridiculously big, top-heavy peonies in the market Saturday. And I tried to paint them and got caught up in details and messed up painting after painting. I got so frustrated! Today I picked up my large squirrel mop and painted this sketch above almost in one go. 
After that I also painted these pears below from a photo I had lying around for some time, waiting for the moment you all would be ready for another fruit still life. :)
Frustration gone, so maybe I'm ready now for some more detailed work next.
Have a nice week!


39 comments:

  1. you should be very happy with the peony judy .

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  2. Geweldig, je hebt die pioenroos fantastisch geschilderd!! ik ben jaloers op dat talent!

    Geniet gewoon lekker mee!

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  3. Yes I am, Jane, I will not show the first attempts. Thank you!

    Dankje Hermien!

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  4. Hallo Judy:) Ik heb heerlijk gelachen om je verhaaltje. Ik moet zeggen: je doet het heel goed als je gefrustreerd bent. Ik vind zowel die belachelijk grote pioenroos als die hele mooi peren geweldig! Complimentjes!!

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  5. Dankjewel Renate! Het moest er even uit! Soms wil je iets maar lukt het niet, ach komt wel weer goed. :)

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  6. Hola Judy. La peonia me gusta, sigue la línea de tu estilo tan personal, al igual que las peras que también son preciosas. ¡Un abrazo!

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  7. oh that illusive looseness, sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. Makes us appreciate it all the more when it does. C'est la vie of watercolour Judy. Great peony and pears. Take care Laura x

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  8. Dear Judy, I understand what you mean. The sketches are beautiful but not what you wanted ...
    So is the life of
    the painter ... but this dissatisfaction brings improvements.
    We train ... to paint the work of our dreams!Happy painting!!!

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  9. Judy, your peony and pears look great. I'm glad I am not alone in having those "AARRRGGH" moments! ;) Trying to figure out how to paint that bridge is making me a bit crazy right now.

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  10. Sonia, muchas gracias, un abrazo!

    Laura, thanks, you are right, sometimes it seems effortless, and sometimes it's a struggle.

    Thank your Rita! Your are right, I think that dissatisfaction is frustrating but also a stimulus to make some changes. I am not sure how and where this phase will end. Happy painting!

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  11. Kathryn, I am glad you have your aaarrgh moments too! Good luck to you and your bridge!!

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  12. Judy you are too hard on yourself! This peony is beautiful! The colors sing! I also like your pears! Loose, fresh and colorful!

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  13. L'amour des pivoines... Des couleurs enchanteresses pour ces deux belles aquarelles.
    Merci pour cet émerveillement.

    Gros bisous à vous...

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  14. The peony and the pears are lovely Judy.

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  15. I like the lack of detail - you have captured everything that was essential to a successful piece. Lovely!

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  16. Painting with a mop sounds very intriquing. It must mean something quite different from what I am thinking...these are both so lovely.

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  17. Hola Judy,
    a mi me gustan mucho las dos pinturas. La peonía es preciosa y las peras son muy sugestivas.

    un abrazo

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  18. I love the peonies! And I recognize the aarghh..., I guess the mind and the body is working with the challenge in the meantime, and next day the hands know what to do.

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  19. In watercolor frustration unfortunately is a common companion ..but both are lovely, though the pear is my winner, love the colors and freshness !

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  20. Je pioenroos is gewoon schitterend. Prachtig van kleur en vorm. Is genieten als je er naar kijkt. Momenteel staan ze zo mooi in mijn vaas bijna volledig uitgebloeid. De peren is weer een knap stukje werk.
    groetjes Marja

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  21. I know what you mean, Judy. I did a couple of watercolours at the weekend and spoilt them with too much detail/too many layers.
    It's nice to pick up the big brushes and mops and get back to the beauty of watercolour as it should be. You still came out with two lovely pieces!

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  22. Laura, thank you!

    Martinealison, merci beaucoup! Bisous!

    Karen, thank you!

    Susan, thank you! I like lack of detail too, so why is it so hard to leave them out? :)

    Lynn, I'm not sure what you are thinking. :) I mean a large soft brush, so details are impossible. ;)

    Rosa, muchas gracias!

    Sissel, I'm so glad I'm not the only one with aarghh-moments! I think you are right: the next day your hand knows what to do.

    Jane, thank you, I know, it's part of painting with watercolour. I'm glad you like the pears, I do too.

    Marja dankjewel! Ik ben blij dat je ze mooi vindt om naar te kijken!

    Michael thank you! Always good to know I'm not the only one! Hopefully we do better work with the lessons learned!

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  23. Judy, these sketches seem easy to do, but is not true at all, only if you have a good practice and an high sense of colours is possible. Both paintings are really lovely! Hug!

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  24. Those squirel mops are fabulous aren't they! No room for fussiness at all! Your sketches are beautiful :0)

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  25. I have rich ruby red and white peonies but none are the delicate colours that you use.

    Lovely.

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  26. cool down Judy :) looking forward to your next work!

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  27. The peony and the pears look great! I'm glad that even you (who I consider such a fine watercolor artist) can overwork something and get caught up in too many details - gives me hope for my struggles :) Have a great week!

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  28. Tito, thank you, that is so kind of you to say!

    Sandra, thank you! Yes they are great!

    Hi John, they are not easy to grow I hear, I would love to see them! I'm not sure I can paint them though! ;)

    Thanks Ashok, I'm cool now! A good 'aaarghh' helped!

    Oh Rhonda, I struggle A LOT! :) Have a nice week!

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  29. I do not like peonies. "Too insisting", they are, in shape and smell.
    Something tells me you can agree))

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  30. Your frustration certainly led to some very beautiful paintings! Both gorgeous...and the pears are delicious!! :)

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  31. You are right Irina, they are too 'cultivated' for me. I like wild flowers much better.

    Thank you, Elizabeth, glad you like them!

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  32. How good it is that sometimes you're angry, Judy. It gives us such a beautiful pear!

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  33. ah, Judy! You've done a great job on both paintings. I'd love to be able to watch you work from start to finish. Ever thought of making a video? xx

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  34. Tu as là deux belles réalisations. Tu n'es pas la seule a être frustrée, il y a des jours où rien ne va et d'autres où tout semble facile. Bisous.

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  35. I know this frustration... yesterday I threw away four sheets because the sky "didn't want to work"... painting is wonderful, but it also so hard sometimes... it requires patience, that I don't have... ;-) and also trust, that lacks to me... ;-) But the muse is always more strong than us! A big hug, and happy painting!

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  36. We all know these times when we keep repeating the same mistake, and cannot break out of it. But apparently your failed efforts were not in vain. This peony turned out wonderful! And I like very much the colors in the single-wash pears!

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  37. Ja, dat kan je wel eens zo hebben. Als je niet op past zit je zo met een tekendip. ;-) Gelukkig heb je grote mop pensel gepakt en kon je weer verder gaan. Het resultaat is prachtig geworden. De peren vind ik ietsje minder, maar evengoed mooi.

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  38. Maga, thank you for liking the pears, I like them too!

    Pat, haha, thank you, watch this space!

    Lydie, merci beaucoup pour tes paroles édifiantes!

    Thank you Cristina, I am glad I am not the only one. Though I hope it does not last long. Big hug, and let's trust that muse!

    Blaga, thank you! It seems to help to get a little angry. :)

    Renske, kop op, begin weer!! Ik heb de peren nog een keer geschilderd, wacht maar af.

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  39. Die pioenroos is erg mooi gelukt zeg! Heerlijk dat je dat kunt.

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