Thursday, January 8, 2009

Agave


This 16x20 oil on canvas is based on a photo my 14 year old son took of our neighbor's front yard. She has a wonderful display of succulents, agave and cacti. This is the first painting I made that I stood back and said to myself, "I might be able to do this painting stuff". To me there was always a mystique about those who worked with oil. I decided to finally break down and take some lessons two years ago. I am such a novice compared to my new wonderful, supportive and inspiring cyber art pals. Seeing their work and reading their words make me feel blessed .

12 comments:

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, thanks for stopping by my blog. I was so excited to see your comment. I love you agave. Beutiful!

I hope you do make it to my Open Studios and if you want to get in touch, just e-mail through the blog.

Mary Paquet

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is great, Sheila. Good job.

suzanne cabrera said...

A splendid "joint effort" on this painting!

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Sheila - wonderful colors!

Edward Burton said...

Also thank you for your wonderful enthusiasm about the Southwest Art article!

Douglas Hoover said...

Sheila, what a lovely painting! Your color is great, composition is wonderful. Yeah, you can do this painting stuff!

Kate said...

I second what Douglas says. The little shadows are especially great.

Art with Liz said...

You have an incredible eye for colour and this painting shows off that talent beautifully. Great stuff!

Erika Nelson said...

Well I must join the group and vote you can in fact do the painting stuff! In fact, the piece shows enough skill that you could even drop the novice word ;)

Thea said...

Thanks for comment, love your painting, keep up the good work.........

dominique eichi said...

OK, Let's establish this you are not anymore a novice you are a talented painter .
Very nice CACTI.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I love your palette. Colors are just beautiful and calm with that edge of contrast. Very well sculpted.
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