Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Not sure where I'm going with this...

It's one of those that I felt I needed to paint but now I don't want to say stuck but I'm not sure which direction I want to go.  So I will let it sit for a while until another thought comes to me.   

this is oil on a 12x24 canvas.

21 comments:

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I think it's very nice as is. I could imagine this painting being maybe 15 or 25 feet long and 8 to 12 feet high; it would bowl people over at that scale

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Looks like the start of a beautiful sunset.

Michelle Burnett said...

I absolutely love it! I love the minimalist, tonal quaility, a style I've often wanted to try. Beautiful job...it's very serene.

Tracey Clarke said...

Ohh....very intriguing. Great painting!

artbyakiko said...

Very beautiful and peaceful painting as is!

James Parker said...

I'm like Stephen...it is really nice like it is. It is a perfect sunset image. Stark and desolate, but unmarred by any encroachment of man-made structures. I sat and looked at for several minutes and was fascinated. Really...I'm not just saying that. You must be back on regular old orange cheese.

Mary Paquet said...

I agree with Stephen -- I think you are done! It's simplicity is stunning.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

I think you are onto something special with this one. Maybe some time away from it will help you decide if it needs anything more or not. It's very pretty now!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I would keep it as is. Beautiful sunset like we see here in beautiful Santa Monica beach..
Keep as is.

Manon Doyle said...

I can't figure out if you should be done! It looks gorgeous as it is but it would be interesting to see where you'd go with it!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

This is a painting??!! I thought it was a photo! Wow! Love it!

Edward Burton said...

Very nice, Sheila - looks like a very early morning landscape. I wouldn't change a thing.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh sheila!

it is gorgeous! i love it!

i do not thing you should do a thing to it but enjoy it!

xoxoxo
melissa

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Sheila! This is my favorite painting so far, of all the lovely ones you've done. Don't do anything to it! I love Stephen Dell'Aria's idea of making another just like it but bigger. Aside from that, wow. I am a real sucker for paintings that have almost nothing in them, and still pack an emotional wallop, and this does. Wow!

Dean H. said...

Let the majority rule and keep it as is. Create another copy painting while this is fresh in your mind, and then add whatever you feel.

Christine's Arts said...

Hey Sheila! It is a beautiful painting as is. But, like you I wonder what could go into it? I love the idea of painting another and adding to that one instead. Another thing I do is paint a rough sketch on clear vellum quickly for size and placement, holding it over the painting to see if it will work.

Sheila said...

Wow! So many great ideas and words of encouragement all from artists I love an admire! I've decided in part to take everyone's advice (of sorts) Even if I can't buy a humongous canvas like Stephen suggested[or use a side of a building] I'll try and paint this bigger. Then I will feel better about going on and exploring with this "study". Thank you my dear friends!!! HUGS all around.

simoart said...

Gorgeous sunset, I feel a big peace looking at it. It brings emotions in me. I will not change it, you are done.

dominique eichi said...

Great piece, Don't change it . Do more of them slightly different.

Maryanne said...

A beauty, you have made convincing light and sky.

Greg Piszko said...

It is the beautiful dawn to something greater, but it is not complete. And I guess I am the glass half full kind of guy. I see the painting as a sunrise of a new beginning.
But I agree in you zen approach, to wait for the muse to return. I will say that this is where I enjoy, bringing things into Photoshop. Like playing dress up, trying on things in the digital realm before taking another step in the physical one! ;)