Sunday, July 19, 2015

Step Back...No, Further...

I wonder why you don't start at the same skill level you left off at when you don't paint for a lengthy period and you start back up again.  It doesn't seem fair.  Not that I had reached great heights, but...
Anyhow, I did this little painting from a study in a book by Philip Jamison.  I love his work.  I've practiced with this particular study before.  If you're not familiar with his work, here is a sample.

Now I realize that this will make my painting look even worse, but I don't want to have you think my little painting is any kind of reflection on Mr. Jamison:)  By the way, he is a very nice man.  I wrote to him years ago.  He replied on a card that had one of his paintings on it. 

I found a new way of attaching my paper to my board.  I've tried soaking and stapling, just stapling and also brown paper tape.  I saw a video in which the artist used masking tape.  She tore off pieces the length and width of the paper, rolled them up so they were like double-stick tape and put them on the back of the watercolor paper.  Very clever!  It seems to work well.

Here's my version of a daisy study by Jamison.


So this is my new starting point.  More paintings to follow every week.

I hope you had a lovely weekend!

 

11 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your fresh start is still leaps and bounds above my work, Candy. I think this is so pretty though quite honestly I couldn't tell you that it looks like Jamison's style...Subjects too different for my untrained eyes to pick up the similarities in style. I am so happy you will be painting again. That was how I found your blog originally!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Hi Candy,

I never heard of Philip Jamison before, but I like his work. And I like your daisy study very much. I like your lost edges and shadows. Keep it up. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Candy said...

Sherry, you are so kind. I'm very happy to be painting again. I just have to have patience. I remember we were both in a painting challenge.

Carol, thank you for the encouragement! I'm glad you like Jamison's work. To me, his work is classic watercolor. I like many different types of artwork and his paintings are right up there on my list of favorites.

Jimmm said...

I like it!!!!..........And now U have a bit more time for your passion, my love

Candy said...

Thank you, Baby!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Il est bon de vous retrouver et d'admirer votre travail... Il ne faut pas le sous-estimer !
J'aime la fraîcheur et la délicatesse de votre peinture.
Il est bon d'avoir son maître à penser mais il faut rester authentique, créer et peindre ce que bon vous semble avec votre talent et votre fragilité... C'est ce qui fera votre force et fera que vous êtes vous dans vos oeuvres.
Continuez à me séduire...

Gros bisous

Candy said...

Cher Martine, je vous remercie pour vos paroles d'encouragement. Vous êtes si doux! Câlins et bisous

JANE MINTER said...

beautiful work candy ...i have an old book with some of his work i love his palette...his interiors and daisies are super as the snow scene above ..glad you feel inspired ..thank you for your kind wishes

Candy said...

Jane, I hope to see his work in person one day. I love his interiors and daisies, too. I'm so glad to hear from you - glad you're "back in action".

Mary Paquet said...

Really well done. I await your new works!

Candy said...

Thank you, Mary!