Monday, April 20, 2009

Red Gerber Daisy Complete


Here is the Red Gerber Daisy painting completed. I am happy with this piece, it feels like I am making progress towards one of my goals. I even finished up the painting of Pewter yesterday. Nice to have more completed pieces than half started ones.

This is my week off before taking a short class, most of the "gotta do's" are done, so this morning I am going over my reference photo's looking for possible subjects for new work. Thanks for all your positive comments, I took them to heart. I follow a blog, Contemporary Textile Art by Lisa Call, I don't know that much about textile or fiber art. She has written about her journey as she sold her home in the suburbs, downsized, remodeled both her home and her life so that she could work as an artist (and she has a day job). It's been the ups and downs along the way, but she has accomplished her goals. So here we go, another chapter, should be interesting.

12 comments:

Cathy said...

You have certainly got the right attitude Holly so I know things are going to work out for you. There are good times and bad times for all but we just have to hang in there during the bad and hope the good will hurry up and arrive.

I love this gerbera and strawberries painting. It is beautifully balanced and the colour is gorgeous. They say a photograph is made by having a touch of red in it so the same must go for a painting....lol.

Vesna Designs said...

Such a beautiful work, and the strawberries balance the red of the garbera just perfectly !

Karen Hargett said...

This turned out really nice!

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous! So clean and crisp. I love that pop of bright red next to the black and the watery reflections. It was interesting seeing some of your process.

magicmyst said...

You are a master of the still life.
I am glad you googled Cairns. A wonderful place for a holiday, probably similar climate to Florida. Beautiful scenery, amazing waterfalls. I took millions of photos. Now back to reality.
Kay

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Cathy - The red Gerbers were beautiful on my table for over a week. Will have to do more so I can enjoy them.

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Vesna - Nice to meet you.

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Karen - Felt good to finish this one, because I can see that I am progressing.

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks Gwen - I enjoyed your recent still life painting post. Inspired me.

Holly Zemak said...

Kay, Glad you enjoyed your vacation, what a beautiful area.

becky joy said...

This one certainly turned out nice. Beautiful color and light and the drama with the black background.

PERUGINA ART said...

Hi Holly,
I must agree/echo Gwen & Kay's comments here. So glad that i have discovered your blog.
Your work is inspiring.
Will look forward to following.
perugina