Monday, 27 August 2012

"Sunflower"

I know it's another flower but it's summer and Sunflowers always make me smile. My daughter bought me a gorgeous bunch of Sunflowers when I sold my 'Daisies' painting, I couldn't resist painting one of them.

Yesterday I discovered I had sold my 'Sheep' painting also. I hope whoever bought this painting has as much pleasure from looking at it as I did painting it. I love painting 'sheep and lambs'; they always make me think of the bond between 'mother and child'.  What made selling this painting very special is that on Thursday my Godson Kenneth and his wife Jenny were blessed with the birth of their first child, Adam.  I may have to do another sheep painting to give to them.  Have a good day fellow bloggers ... happy painting!

20 comments:

  1. Your sunflower is wonderful! I like when an artist can take a common subject and make it unique and special... you've done that beautifully! I like that it has no stem, it's free to explore and experience the world, and it seems to be doing that, with the green leaves trailing behind. It tells a good story! I also like the sheep and lamb painting. Where do you sell your work?

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    1. Many thanks for your great comments, Katherine. You mention a story, I must tell you what I discovered. I tried to paint another Sunflower, facing the opposite way and although I painted it numerous times it was a mess. It reminded me of a dog painting I did recently, I had horrendous problems with it then my friend John turned the photo round and told me to paint it. I did and it worked. As I paint from left to right it seems easier if the subject is facing me, I wonder if anyone has found something similar. My sheep painting I sold at an Exhibition, some are commissions but mainly it is exhibitions. I joined Redbubble, and Etsy last year but have yet to do anything with them. Thanks again Katherine. :)

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  2. Your sunflower painting is beautiful! Love the looseness of the greens and leaves.

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    1. I appreciate your lovely comment, Maria ... thank you for stopping by! :)

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  3. I do love your sunflower and sheep paintings. And I am happy for your godson and wife and you. :)

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    1. Hi Kathryn ... I am told little Adam is thriving and I'm looking forward to seeing him soon. I'm delighted you like my paintings ... thank you! :)

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  4. Thank goodness no word verification - it usually takes about 4 attempts to get it right!!! I envy the person who has your gorgeous sheep painting, I love your sheep, and your swans and pretty much everything you do actually!! and this sunflower is no exception - I love sunflowers as well, so vibrant! Hope you're having a lovely Bank Hols!

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    1. I am exactly the same with 'word verification' Sharon, I find it hard to make the letters out sometimes and although I persevere, I know it puts a lot of people off leaving a comment. I discovered this morning that my sheep painting was bought by someone in Dundee. I was born and grew up in Dundee, so it gave me a warm glow to think my painting has ended up back there. Thank you for all the support you give me, Sharon and I hope you are enjoying your hols too! :)

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  5. Congratulations on selling your paintings, it's always nice when that happens, such a buzz. Love the sheep as well as your sunflowers.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann. It certainly is a nice buzz and very humbling to think that someone likes our work enough to part with hard earned cash. When a person stands before a painting they can really have no idea the work that goes into them. Sometimes a painting can almost paint itself and other times (like the one I am on just now) we can do it over and over and still not feel we have caught that 'certain something' ... I think it's that 'certain something' that makes the viewer wish to purchase our work. :)

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  6. Hello Ingrid, congratulations on selling the painting. I'm not surprised, it's beautiful.

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  7. Many thanks indeed, Keith! :) I hope all is well with you on this last day of summer!

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  8. Many thanks for coming by my blog and your lovely comment.
    I did see this sunflower on the forum, but again have to say how beautifully painted it is.
    You have developed a style in the time you've been painting. Not an easy thing to accomplish.. I'm still waiting for mine.!!!
    hugs. BJ

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  9. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words BJ. :)

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  10. The sunflower is wonderfully painted...Lucky person who took the sheep painting home!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan! I do love to paint sheep and this one in particular, there was just something about it. It made me very happy to discover it was someone from my home town who bought the painting, nice to think of my work, 'going home'. I'm so relieved this sunflower turned out okay, as others I did were awful. :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica, and thanks stopping by! :)

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  12. Lovely sheep and lamb painting Ingrid and it's great you sold a painting, I haven't sold one yet!!!

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    1. Good to see you Frank, I hope all is well with you and yours. I was very lucky that out of the three paintings I put into the exhibition I sold two. Had you joined an Art Society, they usually have exhibitions and I know if you got your work out there it would sell. Many thanks for your support, Frank! :)

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I'm afraid I have had to introduce word verification as I had 96 spammer posts when I returned from holiday. I hope after a short while I can try again with no word verification, I do hope you understand ... thank you Ingrid.