Breaking Out Is Hard To Do

sunflower

Painting realistically is not hard for me. Pushing it to photo-realism is challenging but not impossible. (I used to think I could’ve been a forger.) But I find it tedious, and with cameras what they are today, why paint that way?

I want to make my art look like paint, show my brushstrokes and marks, and show my interpretation of the subject.

But breaking habits is not easy. This week’s painting of a sunflower proved that. When watching my eCourse DreamLovePaint video and Dreama said to “mass in the shapes of the petals”, boy I wanted to paint each and every petal!

This is going to take some practice.

Here is my sunflower painting from week 3. #DreamLovePaint

10 thoughts on “Breaking Out Is Hard To Do

  1. Nice work!

    On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:37 PM, andreajeris wrote:

    > Andrea Jeris posted: ” Painting realistically is not hard for me. Pushing > it to photo-realism is challenging but not impossible. (I used to think I > could’ve been a forger.) But I find it tedious, and with cameras what they > are today, why paint that way? I want to make my art” >

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  2. Andrea, Just a quick note to let you know how much I’m enjoying your blog and the paintings you’re posting with your new class. Diana

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Hi Andrea,
    Really love your work and can totally relate to your feelings in this post. Completely unintentionally I often tend to head towards realism, get bogged down in the details, and have to pull myself back from that. I think this painting is very beautiful and love that each brushstroke is its own individual statement.
    Laura

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