Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Revenge of the Sweetpeas



Again - sorry - it's still not "right" to me. I will try one more time with just a pale to medium wash of color behind the flowers and see if that makes me happy. If it doesn't, then the Sweetpeas have won!




I am trying to adjust to my new glasses and I think they are just a bit off - I can see for miles, it seems, in the regular part but in the bifocal part it seems off somehow - not clean and crisp and almost like looking through a blurry magnifying glass. And walking around is like being on a ship that's hoving to and fro at sea! ha ha I'm giving myself this weekend to adjust and if I don't, it's back to get some adjustments.



I would share a photo but these are so close in look to the previous pair (rimless at the bottom and a gunmetal grey at the top) that you wouldn't know the difference - except the prescription is even stronger and I probably look like an owl! It may be time for lasix :( No lovely fashion-wise glasses like Joan for me - just something to do the job and not make me look like a doob at the same time.



And so you won't run screaming from another attempt at a stupid silly sweetpea painting - here's my latest Moley Doodle:






This one has the look of birds and baskets, to me.



4 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I think you sweetpea is very pretty but I understand what you are saying about the background. Not from your painting but with paitings of flowers I have done. I would finish the flower and love the delicate yet crisp, clean look of it and once I added the background something was lost, different. In fact I have done a few botanical style because I just didn't want to "lose the flower".

RHCarpenter said...

I think it's because I don't know what I want to set this off, Vicki - again, that dreaded "pre-planning" thing! ha ha

Nick said...

I like that painting!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Nick. I think it's just at that ugly stage for me because it's not what I want. Ah, but then, what do I want?? There's the rub!