"Geraniums" Progress Update #2steemCreated with Sketch.

in art •  7 months ago

This is the second in a series of updates on the progress of the oil painting "Geraniums" that I'm currently working on.

Here's the previous post: "Geraniums" Steemit Progress Update #1 and Stage #1 at the time of that posting a week ago........

And here's the current state of the painting....

...and a closeup of the focal area......

I think I know what you're probably thinking..."Is that all you've done since last week!!??" I know because I sometimes think the same thing! It looks like I haven't done much, but I have in terms of effort. The reason is that I'm being very careful to try to "finish" as I go along, and it is very time-consuming work. In fact, I put in about 10 hours of intense work since the first post. This is a new approach for me and it's taking loads of time to paint, repaint, adjust, tweak, scrape and repaint. It's worth it, however, to do it this way, because I'm putting a lot of expectation on myself to get it right, i.e., exactly the way I want it, and I'm very difficult to please when it comes to my art.

Please note: for whatever reason, when I upload my digital images to Steemit, they aren't as colorful and true to the painting. I don't know why, but there's more variety of color in the painting and these images look "dead" compared to the original. Oh well. Maybe I need a better camera or a better editing program, or both. Anyone else having this problem or is it just me?

Stay tuned for more progress updates!


"Happiness: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."

- John F. Kennedy

My website: Seebach Fine Art


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Great post! :) How fun to see some of your process Lee, Can't wait to see the next stage! :)

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Thank you, Marie @mayasky

Rather have quality then quantity I should say. Curious to see the next stage of the painting.

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@rolf.bakker I agree 100%. I used to work exclusively from life, so working in my studio on large canvases from sketches, studies, and photos is another thing entirely. It gives me the chance to really think and take my time. Thanks for the interest, my friend.

Beautiful update this is coming along nicely :)

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Thanks very much, @blazing 😀

Your efforts and determination is highly appreciated

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That's nice to hear @comstar

Coming along nicely. Good work takes time; I spend a lot of time on each painting too.

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@kathleenscarboro Thank you very much. Working in my studio on large paintings is different for me. As a "plein air" painter for many years, I'm now working in the comfort of my studio on large paintings that I work up from studies. I love it!

an extraordinary technique. a magnificent picture! congratulations. you are a very successful painter!

Your oil painting "Geraniums 1, I saw it was wonderful.. today oil painting." Geraniums 2 proved that you are a great artist. . amazing
@chessmonster keep it up dear :)

so beautiful and nice it looks perfectly amazing :)

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You're very kind @cutiepie Thank you.

the art work is looking wonderful good work done :)

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Stay tuned...more to come...slowly...😀.... thank you @cityslicker

the flower is looking so real wow :)

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Thank you @starboye ! I like my work to look real - natural - yet like paintings at the same time, hopefully with a beautiful style to boot.

Thanks for sharing i will done upvote I always see your post. And follow you