Friday, July 6, 2012

My finished white magnolia painting...



I had my doubts that I would ever call this painting finished, but I'm calling it; well, for now anyway!  It's an 18"x24" acrylic white magnolia flower painting on canvas entitled "Enchanting Light."  To see it on my website, please visit here

I know I skip around a lot.  Some days all I want to paint is floral art, other days, it's fairies, and so on...  I know it isn't technically correct, but I want to call myself an expressionist painter, because I am so emotively driven...  I tend to paint what I feel and when I feel it...  I know it would be better professionally to focus on one genre, but there's a whole world out there and beyond that, there's the world I imagine as well! 

I know that I'm stronger at certain subjects than with others, but at this point, I can't force myself to give up any of them...  Perhaps that will change at some point, but right now, I remain diversely driven...

Anyway, I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

30 comments:

Pointy Pix said...

this is a stunning piece - I love the composition! As for sticking to one genre - not at all! I mostly paint animals but the way in which I do them changes and evolves as I get inspired by different things and the silliest things can spark a painting obession in me - currently rain drops on windows! I think that's the joy of being an artist we get inspired by different things and we grow and develop as we go along!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That´s AWESOME!

Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Gorgeous work. Happy PPF, Annette x

Joann Wheeler said...

beautiful

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning work! It just draws me in.

minnemie said...

WOWers! This is an incredible piece! I do get being emotionally driven in painting - totally rings true here as well:-) Thank you for your kind comment at ppf.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous! I'm from Mississippi where the magnolia is the state flower - love them. Happy PPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely divine work ~ well done ~ beautiful ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Cris said...

Beautiful work. Congratulations on finishing your piece. You sound so much like me - jumping around and doing what inspires you at the moment.

Anne said...

Beautiful, it's luminous and fascinating!

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful, stunning! I think you should always paint what you feel and it should always be from your heart! I know I paint crows, but all of my ideas with my crows, come from what I feel. Have a great day!

Leovi said...

Wonderful and exquisite work of art. Very beautiful flower.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is amazing- I know just how difficult it is to paint white flowers and you have done a stunning job with your magnolia.....I think we may be related....at least as artists! I too love painting flowers and fluctuate between series of close up flowers with more whimsical pieces. I love being able to go back and forth between both styles because it gives me so much creative freedom!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie
P.S. I am your newest follower!

Rosa said...

Hola, es preciosa tu pintura. Yo tampoco me acabo de centrar en un género, tal vez el paisaje, pero no del todo, me gusta hacer otras cosas y experimentar con soportes y medios.

Un abrazo

Tami Marie said...

This is so beautiful You are amazing :)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Magnolias are such lovely subjects. You have painted her well. Happy PPF

Gloria said...

This is awesome. Great job.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, I love your white magnolia painting!!
It is exquisite!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, I love your white magnolia painting!!
It is exquisite!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Karen Smithey said...

This is AMAZING. I jump around, too--not so much in subject, but in medium. I quilt, knit, zentangle, sketch, paint, and collage. Seems like it keeps things fresh, and I grow in between--

Love this painting!

Maša said...

oooh, it's perfect! <3

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Aww, you are all so super sweet! Thanks so much and muchas gracias!

It's great to read everyone's input on my variable inclinations and I appreciate the feedback... I'm glad to know I'm not alone in this!

Stacy, I think your crows are fabulous, I think we all follow our hearts in our own way.

Jane said...

I think that the best thing a painter can do is to follow her heart, and this stunning painting is a true confirmation of this, absolutely gorgeous !

JKW said...

I love your story, I too, do not stay in my box either. This is a beautiful flower and your feelings are reflected in it. Blessings, Janet PPF

Catherine Denton said...

I don't think you should give any of them up! I am wowed by your painting. It jumps off the page and I can almost feel the pedals. Mom used to put one blossom in a bowl of water on the table since we had a magnolia tree out front. It was beautiful.
Catherine Denton

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very, very much.

I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

I think it's a wonderful idea to have a blossom in a bowl on the table. I like to bring what's beautiful outside inside as well sometimes.

Kristin Aquariann said...

I adore magnolia flowers. Beautiful painting! Don't dare give up a subject you want to paint just because you're better at others.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Kristin and everyone for encouraging me to continue painting what I feel. When I go to galleries, what I see is work that is similar in subject matter and feel by artists, but I'm relatively diverse by comparison. I think though what it means is it will just take me more time to get a body of work together in any one group, which I think is okay! Again, thanks so much...

Connie Arnold said...

It is gorgeous! Your talent really shines forth in the painting.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Connie!