Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sunflower Bouquet


I'm dying to paint this but I don't have any time. Maybe in the winter.....
I always stay away from painting sunflowers because my paintings would never be as good as Van Gogh's.

3 comments:

sonja poor said...

Paint the sunflowers. They would be every bit as good as Van Gogh's; they just would not BE Van Gogh's. Give the painting away if you cannot bear to look at it because it doesn't live up in your eyes. Create your art.

V. Schroeder said...

I agree with sonja--paint the sunflowers. I took on some iris and had the same hesitation because of his famous painting. Of course mine are probably only beautiful in my eyes, but it was very satisfying and I enjoyed it immensely. You can see them here: http://blogotional.blogspot.com/2005/05/illuminated-scripture_12.html, not Van Gogh's but then nobody can be.

silverlight said...

Nonsense, paint your flowers, not Van Gogh's. You are Kristin. And a Woman. Van Gogh was Van Gogh and a dutchman..
First thing I was taught from my first art classes. Never compare yourself to anyone , but yourself. Mr. Boyd was a very wise man.