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Labor of Love

Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in San Saba, TX
First, I must say that everything I paint is because I absolutely love. I don't like to paint things that I don't find to be attractive to me for one reason or another. Sometimes it's sentimental reasons and other times it's as simple as beautiful colors or the texture. Either way, it's something that I want to capture and stare at for long periods of time. I want to study it and how it affects the environment around it, as in the case of Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase does. In that respect, I feel ALL my paintings are a labor of love. 

More often than not, I have to create a painting, wipe it all down, and start all over again if something is just not working. Some never get completed and I just end up painting something totally different on that panel. Then there are some, that I just have to paint, no matter how much trouble they are giving and how long it takes them to be completed. This is the case for this set of paintings. I've painted and  wiped away everything, and started all over again countless times, but I so much loved the subjects that I refused to give up. I feel it was worth all the work, as I am now very happy with them.


Sunflower and Turquoise Wall,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Hawkins, Texas
Tulips in Glass Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Pearland, Texas
Art Deco Teapot and Turquoise Wall,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Greenwood, South Carolina

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  1. The sunflowers in the blue vase... fabulous! Love the yellows, the brushstrokes, the shapes, the reflections, the contrasts... pretty much everything about it... gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you, Helen. Painting sunflowers is wonderful fun, but can be a challenge for someone like me, who is very neat-picky. Thank you for your visit to my blog and I hope you visit again. Hugs, Carolina

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